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

CRA Incident Rate Excellence Award (formerly the Outstanding Safety Award)

This 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.

CRA One Million Hour Award (formerly the 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.

CRA Zero Lost Workdays Award (formerly the Safety Achievement Award)

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 2013

Incident Rate Excellence Award

  • ADM – Clinton, IA; Clinton, IA (bio); Marshall, MN
  • Ingredion – Indianapolis, IN; Stockton, CA
  • Roquette – Gurnee, IL
  • Tate & Lyle – Dayton, OH; Lafayette, IN; Loudon, TN; Loudon, TN (bio), Sagamore-Lafayette, IN

One Million Hour Award 

  • ADM – Decatur (bio); Marshall, MN; Southport, NC
  • Cargill – Hammond, IN; Memphis, TN
  • Tate & Lyle –Dayton, OH; Lafayette, IN; Loudon, TN; Loudon, TN (bio); Sagamore-Lafayette, IN

Zero Lost Workdays Award 

  • ADM – Clinton, IA (bio); Decatur, IL (bio); Marshall, MN
  • Cargill – Hammond, IN; Memphis, TN; and Wahpeton, ND
  • Ingredion – Indianapolis, IN; Stockton, CA; Winston-Salem, NC
  • Roquette – Gurnee, IL
  • Tate & Lyle – Dayton, OH; Lafayette, IN; Loudon, TN; Loudon, TN (bio), Sagamore-Lafayette, IN

Awards Announced in 2012

Incident Rate Excellence Award

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company – Marshall, MN
  • Cargill, Incorporated – Wahpeton, ND
  • Ingredion Incorporated – Bedford Park, IL
  • Tate & Lyle Americas – Lafayette, IN

One Million Hour Award

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company – Clinton, IA
  • Tate & Lyle Americas – Lafayette, IN and Lafayette – Sagamore, IN

Zero Lost Workdays Award

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company – Marshall, MN
  • Cargill, Incorporated – Cedar Rapids, IA; Memphis, TN and Wahpeton, ND
  • Ingredion Incorporated – Bedford Park, IL; North Kansas City, MO; Stockton, CA and Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tate & Lyle Americas – Lafayette, IN and Lafayette – Sagamore, IN

Awards Announced in 2011

Incident Rate Excellence Award

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company– Marshall, MN
  • Cargill, Incorporated– Blair, NE; Cedar Rapids, IA and Dayton, OH
  • Tate & Lyle Americas – Decatur, IL and Lafayette – Sagamore, IN

One Million Hour Award

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company– Marshall, MN
  • Cargill, Incorporated– Blair, NE
  • Roquette Americas– Keokuk, IA

Zero lost Workdays Award

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company– Marshall, MN
  • Cargill, Incorporated– Blair, NE; Cedar Rapids, IA; Dayton, OH; Eddyville, IA; Hammond, IN; Memphis, TN and Wahpeton, ND
  • Ingredion Incorporated– Stockton, CA and Winston-Salem, NC
  • Roquette Americas– Keokuk, IA
  • Tate & Lyle Americas – Decatur, IL; Lafayette – Sagamore, IN and Loudon, TN