Safety Recognition Awards

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 16th year, the program continues to demonstrate that safety is the dairy industry’s number one priority.

“Each awardee is a shining example of how to implement innovative and proactive approaches to workplace safety. Year after year, dairy companies go above and beyond to provide a safe and productive work environment. Consumers and customers of dairy foods companies value how these innovations help to deliver safe, wholesome and nutritious food to people around the world.”

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA President and CEO

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.

Read the list of 2019 winners.

Submit a nomination today. Applications for 2020 are due to Danielle Quist,, by April 15, 2020.

For more information, contact Taylor Boone, coordinator of regulatory affairs for IDFA, at

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Taylor Boone

Regulatory Affairs Coordinator

Danielle Quist

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Counsel