Case Farms’ processing facility in Morganton, NC recently reached three million man hours without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable lost-time accident (LTA).

“This is a monumental achievement and wouldn’t be possible without the complete commitment from every Morganton team member,” Case Farms North Carolina Divisions regional safety manager Tyler Parlier said. “The Morganton teams’ dedication to safety is unquestionable, and every team member should be proud of making this happen. We will continue to keep safety at the forefront of what we do as we push towards the next safety landmark.”

In the past decade, the facility has reached the one million man-hour mark on four separate occasions. It takes about five to six months to reach one million man hours.

Case Farms’ three other processing facilities, in Canton, Ohio; Winesburg, Ohio; and Goldsboro, NC, also reached the one million hour mark in 2020. The Goldsboro, NC facility also reached two million hours without an LTA.

In 2020 the Goldsboro facility 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.

The Goldsboro facility has reached numerous milestones in recent years, including reaching one, two, and three mission hours without an LTA. In the past seven years, the facility has reached one million hours without an LTA four times.