b'Nancy Vernon, BSN, RNContinuously Improving Associate Safety,Health And WellnessOur safety programs create a Our sites have and continue doctors offices staffed by culture of safety at our operationsto maintain safe line speeds.healthcare providers from the and position our workplaces We continue to evaluate community, providing associates as among the safest in thenew technology to reduce risk and their dependents convenient manufacturing sector, with keyexposures on our production access to primary care. As of OSHA metrics better than thelines. This includes adjustable January 1, 2018, we eliminated the manufacturing sector as a whole,workstations where our safety copay for associates participating in and the best among poultryteams, including hourly our health plan to use the Wellness companies.associates, provide input on Center, including doctor and other ergonomics. As evidence of healthcare provider appointments.We employ a full Corporate Safety our programs success, Perdue Associates can make appointments and Security Staff, have safety andwas recognized in 2016 by during work hours and stay on the security managers in each facility OSHA as a leader in ergonomic clock during their appointments. and safety teamsconsisting improvements. of both hourly and management Our voluntary Health Improvement associatesthat constantlyJob rotation is required Program (HIP) helps associates monitor safety procedures.and monitored.adopt healthy lifestyles and targets We continuously review and makeProper recording and reportingmajor preventable diseases such improvements to our safety of all safety incidents, including as diabetes and hypertension, policies and procedures to near misses, is addressed resulting in measurable ensure ongoing improvement.during orientation and team improvements in associate healthWe provide new associate and meetings throughout the year.and wellness. ongoing safety training, includingtraining for new procedures Most of Perdues on-site Wellness and equipment to ensure safety.Centers include fully equipped PEOPLE & PARTNERS 34Our Associates'