Hormel Foods is known for its award-winning safety programs. Our dedicated corporate safety department develops and administers companywide safety policies to ensure the safety of each employee and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. The corporate safety department also conducts annual safety audits of our manufacturing plants to ensure compliance with company safety policies.
Our commitment to safety is evidenced by our injury/illness incident rates, which perform better than the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) industry average for North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 3116 Animal Slaughtering and Processing.
OSHA calculates the Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) as the number of OSHA recordable incidents multiplied by 200,000 hours and divided by the total hours worked that year. In 2013, the TCIR at Hormel Foods of 3.8 indicated we performed better than the BLS industry average for TCIR. Since 2006, we have reduced our TCIR by 58 percent.
Days Away from Work Injury and Illness (DAFWII) measures an injury or illness that involves one or more days away from work. In 2013, the DAFWII rate at Hormel Foods of 0.5 indicated we performed better than the BLS industry average. Since 2006, we have reduced our DAFWII rate by 44 percent.
Days Away, Restricted or Transfer (DART) measures the days an employee has restricted work activity or job transfer, or both. In 2013, our DART rate was 2.6, meaning that we performed better than the BLS industry average. Since 2006, we have reduced our DART rate by 50 percent.
Hormel Foods conducts safety training for an average of 15,870 employees and supervisors in our locations each month, and completes more than 1,072 safety assessments each month companywide. In 2013, Hormel Foods conducted an average of 7,203 lockout-tagout (LOTO) inspections per quarter, and held bi-monthly, companywide safety conference calls with plant safety personnel.
Our meat processing plants annually receive recognition for their outstanding safety performance from the American Meat Institute (AMI). The National Safety Council, a non-government, not-for-profit public service organization, develops and administers the program for the AMI Foundation.
The highest level awarded for outstanding safety performance.
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