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.

Illness/Injury RatesOur 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.

TCIR

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 2014, the TCIR at Hormel Foods of 3.7 indicated we performed better than the BLS industry average for TCIR. Since 2006, we have reduced our TCIR by 59 percent.

DAFW

Days Away from Work Injury and Illness (DAFWII) measures an injury or illness that involves one or more days away from work. In 2014, 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.

DART

Days Away, Restricted or Transfer (DART) measures the days an employee has restricted work activity or job transfer, or both. In 2014, our DART rate was 2.7, meaning that we performed better than the BLS industry average. Since 2006, we have reduced our DART rate by 48 percent.

Safety TrainingHormel Foods conducts safety training for an average of 16,092 employees and supervisors in our locations each month, and completes more than 1,115 safety assessments each month companywide. In 2014, Hormel Foods conducted an average of 7,329 lockout-tagout (LOTO) inspections per quarter, and held semi-monthly companywide safety conference calls with plant safety personnel.

Inspections

In 2014, Hormel Foods conducted an average of 7,329 lockout-tagout (LOTO) inspections per quarter and we held semi-monthly companywide safety conference calls with plant safety personnel.

Safety Training

Hormel Foods conducts safety training for an average of 16,092 employees and supervisors in our locations each month.

Safety Assessment

We complete more than 1,115 safety assessments each month companywide.

Industry-recognized safetyOur meat processing plants annually receive recognition for their outstanding safety performance from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). The National Safety Council, a non-government, not-for-profit public service organization, develops and administers the program for the NAMI Foundation.

NAMI

In 2014, the NAMI Foundation’s Safety Recognition Award Program recognized Hormel Foods with 28 awards.

Awards