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Perdue Plants Achieves Safety Milestone

04 October 2012

US - Workers at poultry processor Perdue’s Salisbury processing plant have achieved a safety milestone after working two million production hours without experiencing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable lost-time case.

To celebrate, the operation’s 580 associates were given a special lunch and also received from Perdue a commemorative T-shirt in recognition of their achievement.

“There is a lot of tradition in the Salisbury processing facility. One is a commitment to safety that we share with the rest of the company, said Anthony Macer, plant manager.

“I am proud of the entire team, past and present, for their dedication to safety.”

The Salisbury processing operation operation includes associates from the processing plant, live haul drivers and wastewater treatment plant.

According to Macer, Perdue has a standard, companywide safety program that encourages active employee participation and input. Associates take part in safety committees, which meet regularly to discuss safety issues, as well as perform safety inspections before the start of each shift. Associates have the authority to stop production or prevent start-up if any unsafe condition exists. In addition, every associate attends safety awareness training, and is encouraged to look for and report any potential hazard.

• According to reports Perdue Agribusiness has sold its rendering plant in Accomac to Valley Proteins.

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