Safety Program

Corn refiners are committed to providing a safe work environment. Following Occupational Safety & Health Administration regulations and engaging employees to design and implement outstanding safety programs that “go the extra mile” are examples of how corn refiners demonstrate their responsibility to employees’ safety.

The CRA has always recognized the vital importance of safety in its plants, products, and manufacturing processes. In recognition of our industry’s commitment to safety, an awards program was implemented in 2009 to further underscore its importance. We are pleased to recognize and honor the award recipients for their dedication and commitment to a safe working environment.

Safety Program Award Winners

Award Descriptions

Outstanding Safety Award

The Outstanding Safety Award recognizes those plants that have achieved a superior level of safety performance, as demonstrated by:

  • an employee total recordable incident rate of 1.0 or less and no employee lost workday cases involving days away from work for the calendar year.
  • no employee or non-employee workplace fatalities for the calendar year.

Distinguished Safety Award

This award acknowledges facilities that operate for 1 million consecutive employee hours without an employee lost workday case and without a workplace-related fatality of an employee or non-employee during the period.

Award for Safety Achievement

This award acknowledges facilities for operating a full calendar year without an employee lost workday case and without a workplace-related fatality of an employee or non-employee during the calendar year.

Awards Announced in 2010

Outstanding Safety Award

  • Cargill, Incorporated – Memphis, TN
  • National Starch LLC – Indianapolis, IN and North Kansas City, MO
  • Tate & Lyle Americas – Lafayette – Sagamore, IN

Distinguished Safety Award

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company – Clinton, IA and Columbus, NE
  • Cargill, Incorporated – Dayton, OH; Cedar Rapids, IA; and Eddyville, IA
  • National Starch LLC – Indianapolis, IN and North Kansas City, MO
  • Tate & Lyle Americas – Lafayette – Sagamore, IN

Award for Safety Achievement

  • Cargill, Incorporated – Cedar Rapids, IA; Dayton, OH; and Memphis, TN
  • Corn Products International, Inc. – Bedford Park, IL; Stockton, CA; and Winston-Salem, NC
  • National Starch LLC– Indianapolis, IN and North Kansas City, MO
  • Tate & Lyle Americas – Lafayette – Sagamore, TN

Awards Announced in 2009

Outstanding Safety Award

  • Corn Products International, Inc. – Bedford Park, IL
  • National Starch LLC – Indianapolis, IN and North Kansas City, MO

Distinguished Safety Award

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company – Clinton, IA and Columbus, NE
  • Cargill, Incorporated – Memphis, TN
  • Corn Products International, Inc. – Bedford Park, IL
  • National Starch LLC – Indianapolis, IN
  • Tate & Lyle Americas – Loudon, TN

Award for Safety Achievement

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company – Clinton, IA and Columbus, NE
  • Cargill, Incorporated – Cedar Rapids, IA; Decatur, AL; Hammond, IN; Memphis, TN; and Wahpeton, ND
  • Corn Products International, Inc. – Bedford Park, IL and Stockton, CA
  • National Starch LLC – Indianapolis, IN and North Kansas City, MO
  • Tate & Lyle Americas – Loudon, TN