The annual Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards program, co-sponsored by IDFA and Dairy Foods magazine, honors U.S. dairy facilities and trucking operations for outstanding worker safety. Now in its 17th year, the program continues to demonstrate that safety is the dairy industry’s number one priority.
Dairy facilities are judged on data gathered by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the facility's "Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses" report (OSHA Form 300A). Trucking operations receive certificates for having no lost days and no cases involving job transfers or restrictions.
IDFA will issue a call for nominations for the next Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards competition in early 2021.