One of the Cobb-Vantress farm complexes in Arkansas – Bates Mountain – has won a Seven-Year Accumulative Safety Award presented by The Arkansas Department of Labor.
The farm has 53 employees that have all achieved seven years without a day lost from work due to a work-related injury or illness between September 2008 and September of 2015.
Additionally, there are 14 Cobb farm, hatchery and feed mill locations in Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina that have gone four years with no lost time injuries (NLT), and five of those have at least seven years with NLT. The Siloam Springs feed mill has achieved 11 years with NLT.
“We have extensive safety and health training programs and policies at all Cobb facilities,” said Chris Sherron, Cobb senior manager for Environment, Health and Safety. “Team members have detailed safety training and orientation at the beginning of their career, and then receive ongoing safety education and training, available in multiple languages, to keep them informed of important safety requirements, enhancements and best practices for the work they perform. Facilities have safety committees, which include the participation of hourly-paid team members.
”Cobb-Vantress is committed to providing a safe workplace for all team members and requires them to report any work-related injury or illness.”
The Arkansas Department of Labor, the Arkansas Insurance Department and the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission make this award to Arkansas companies who excel in on-the-job safety.