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 20th year, the program continues to demonstrate that the safety of our people and our food is the dairy industry’s number one priority.
HP Hood LLC – Philadelphia Transportation - Philadelphia, PA
The Kroger Co.
Kroger Springdale - Cincinnati, OH
Kroger Layton Dairy - Layton, UT
Kroger Pace Dairy – Crawfordsville, IN
Kroger Pace Dairy – Rochester, MN
Kroger Centennial Farms - Atlanta, GA
Kroger Mountain View - Denver, CO
Kroger Riverside - Riverside, CA
Kroger Tamarack Farms - Newark, OH
Kroger Tolleson Dairy - Tolleson, AZ
Lactalis American Group
Lactalis American Group - Nampa, ID
Michigan Milk Producers Association
Michigan Milk Producers Association – Constantine, MI
Nelson-Jameson – Amarillo, TX
Nelson-Jameson – Twin Falls, ID
Nelson-Jameson – Turlock, CA
Nelson-Jameson – York, PA
Nelson-Jameson – Marshfield, WI
2023 Most Improved Award in Workers Safety
HP Hood LLC
HP Hood LLC – Vernon Transportation, Vernon, NY
The Kroger Co.
Kroger – Springdale - Springdale, OH
About the Awards
Processing and Trucking Operations
Dairy processing and trucking operations will be judged on occupational injury and illness performance rates, which are recorded in each operation’s “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” report (Occupational Safety and Health Administration Form 300A). Companies are required to post their OSHA 300A forms from February 1 through April 30 following the year covered by the form. Applicants will also provide a written essay explaining the components of their safety and health programs.
To be eligible for an award, a processing facility or transportation operation must implement an effective and innovative health and safety program and have illness and injury rates below industry averages reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Companies must be an IDFA member to enter, and there is no fee to enter. The 2024 award program rules, regulations and application form will be made available in Spring 2024.