Case Farms recently announced it’s Goldsboro, NC facility has won its third consecutive Gold Award from the North Carolina Department of Labor.

The Gold Award is the state’s highest safety award, which recognizes on-the-job safety and health efforts and the promotion of safe working conditions. It is hosted by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. In order to qualify, each company must have had no fatalities during the calendar year at the site or location for which the award was given and must have maintained an incidence rate of at least 50 percent below the average for its particular industry group.

The Goldsboro facility has reached numerous milestones in recent years, including reaching one, two and three million hours without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable lost-time accident (LTA). In the past five years, the Goldsboro facility has reached one million hours without an LTA four times. In 2018, the facility reached three million hours without an LTA. It usually takes about five to six months for a facility to reach one million man hours without an LTA.

“We are honored to receive this safety award for the third year in a row and are extremely grateful to our employees for making safety a reality each day in the workplace,” said Ingrid Moertl, Safety Manager at Case Farms. “Safety is always our top priority at Case Farms and this award is a testimony to our continued commitment to creating a safe work environment for all of our employees.”

Case Farms’ press release can be found here.