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Awards recognize facilities that go entire year without work-related lost time injury or illness

GEAPS Safety Award

It takes a tremendous amount of effort, skill and knowledge to keep your facility and employees safe and accident-free. Recognize your facility’s hard work with the GEAPS Safety Awards Program.

The Safety Awards recognize facilities that go an entire year without a work-related lost time injury or illness.

Facilities are recognized with the Elite Tier Safety Award for going the entire year without a recordable workplace injury or illness.

Each facility that successfully completes the Safety Awards Program receives a plaque commemorating the accomplishment, is recognized at the GEAPS Exchange, and is listed on the GEAPS website and in In-Grain.

The program is open to all avenues of the grain industry, including: grain storage facilities, engineers, equipment suppliers, millwrights and others.

It’s easy to join the Safety Awards Program ... just download an application and return it via email it to GEAPS. If your facility has enrolled before, contact Deb Most to ask about online enrollment.

Download an application form here.

Download a reporting form for non-US facilities here.

After the end of the calendar year, submit your OSHA forms to verify your safe workplace, and you are all set! If you are located outside of the U.S., please use download the reporting form for non-U.S. facilities.

For more information, contact Deb Most with GEAPS.

Results of the Safety Awards Program are recognized annually at the Exchange (see below). Winners from the 2019 program will be announced at Exchange 2020 in Minneapolis, March 21-24, 2020.

Of the 501 facilities that enrolled in the 2018 GEAPS Safety Awards Program, 410 facilities successfully completed the year without any lost time injuries or illnesses.

The complete list of companies and facilities that completed the 2018 Safety Awards is available below.

Top Facilities: Cumulative Hours

  • Fifth place, 1,262,699 hours -- Bunge North America, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Fourth place, 1,454,346 hours -- Bunge North America, Bellevue, OH
  • Third place, 1,552,838 hours -- Bunge North America, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Second place, 1,570,632 hours -- Bunge North America, Delphos, OH
  • First place, 1,917,324 hours -- Bunge North America, Russell, Manitoba

Top Facilities: Cumulative Years

  • Tie for Fifth place, 23 years -- Cargill Inc facility in Cheyenne Wells, CO, an dRiceland Foods Inc. facility in Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Fourth place, 25 years -- Cargill Inc facility in Lima, OH
  • Tie for Third place, 32 years -- Bunge North America facility in Blytheville, AR; Bunge North America facility in Hickman, KY; Bunge North America facility in LaGrange, MO; Bunge North America facility in Yazoo City, MS
  • Second place, 36 years -- Bunge North America Fountain Bluff facility in Grand Tower, IL
  • First place, 40 years -- Bunge North America DeSoto Landing facility in Arkansas City, AR
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