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Safety Assessments

We complete more than 1,100 safety assessments each month companywide.

Hormel Foods is known for its award-winning safety programs.

Our dedicated corporate safety department develops and administers companywide 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 audits of our manufacturing plants to ensure compliance with company safety policies.

One example of how Hormel Foods instills the principles of safety into everyday operations is through the creation of the Safety Awareness Mascot (SAM). The Hormel Foods safety department introduced SAM in 2015 to brand the safety process and increase employee understanding of the company’s safety principles.

Illness/Injury Rates

Our commitment to safety is evidenced by our injury/illness incident rates, which are better than the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) industry average for North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 3116 Animal Slaughtering and Processing.

  • 65.8
    %
    TCIR Reduction
    since 2006

    Total Case Incident Rate

    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 2016, the TCIR at Hormel Foods of 3.11 indicated we performed better than the BLS industry average for TCIR. Since 2006, we have reduced our TCIR by 65.8 percent.

  • 28.9
    %
    DAFWII Reduction
    since 2006

    Days Away From Work Injury And Illness

    Days Away from Work Injury and Illness (DAFWII) measures an injury or illness that involves one or more days away from work. In 2016, the DAFWII rate at Hormel Foods of 0.64 indicated we performed better than the BLS industry average. Since 2006, we have reduced our DAFWII rate by 28.9 percent.

  • 59.6
    %
    DART Reduction
    since 2006

    Days Away, Restricted Or Transfer

    Days Away, Restricted or Transfer (DART) measures the days an employee has restricted work activity or job transfer, or both. In 2016, our DART rate was 2.24, which means we performed better than the BLS industry average. Since 2006, we have reduced our DART rate by 56.9 percent.

Safety Training

Hormel Foods conducts safety training for an average of 17,059 employees in our locations every month, and completes more than 1,100 safety assessments each month companywide. In 2016, Hormel Foods conducted an average of 7,600 lockout-tagout (LOTO) inspections per quarter and held semi-monthly companywide safety conference calls with plant safety personnel.

7600
Lockout-Tagout Inspections
per quarter

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Notes

  • G4-LA6

    Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region and by gender.

GRI Content Index