GARNER, N.C. – April 13, 2015 – Employees at Butterball, LLC’s Mount Olive, N.C., facility recently achieved a major milestone in workplace safety by working 3 million hours without an Occupational Health and Safety Administration recordable lost-time injury.
The turkey producer’s workplace safety program consistently delivers safety performance that exceeds poultry industry standards as compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Adopting standards developed by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program, Butterball implements a reputable safety program that has secured numerous accolades from national and local organizations. In fact, Butterball’s enterprise-wide recordable injury rate is consistently 50 percent better than the poultry industry average.
“Reaching this important milestone further demonstrates Butterball's commitment to eliminating unsafe conditions, behaviors and worker injuries throughout the enterprise and is a testament to the active involvement and engagement in various safety processes by facility associates,” said Brian Rodgers, corporate director of safety and risk management.
Butterball’s Mount Olive location is the largest turkey manufacturing facility in the United States and employs approximately 2,800 people.
ABOUT BUTTERBALL, LLC
Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 50 years, the company has provided foodservice and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality and food safety, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 45 countries. Butterball operates seven processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois.
For consumer questions or information, please visit Butterball.com or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). Visit ButterballCorp.com for corporate information about the company.
• Stephanie Llorente, Butterball, 919-271-6491 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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