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Cargill Corn Milling Receives OSHA Safety Honour

11 September 2012

US — Cargill Corn Milling facility in Wahpeton has received a re-certification for the "Star" status as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection programmes (VPP). The facility initially received Star status in 2008.

The OSHA safety programmes are designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management. In the Voluntary Protection programme, management, labor and OSHA establish a cooperative relationship at a workplace to implement safety programmes.

The Star programme is designed for worksites with exemplary health and safety programmes that go beyond the minimum regulatory requirements established by OSHA.

Cargill will hold a celebration ceremony for employees on Tuesday, September 11, and Thursday, September 13—both days at 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cargill Corn Milling Wahpeton facility, 18075 County Road 8 east, Wahpeton.

“We are proud of this recognition for safety excellence because of what it says about our commitment to each other and to our community," said Jason Stevens, Cargill Wahpeton facility manager.

"In fact, our facility recently achieved a safety milestone in having gone one year without a recordable injury, which is a huge success. We place great emphasis on ensuring that everyone goes home to friends and family in the same or better condition as when they started the day.”

The VPP process includes requirements in which employers must demonstrate that they have programmes in place to effectively identify, evaluate, prevent, and control occupational hazards. The facility's injury incident rate must also be below the industry average.

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