b'PERDUE FARMS EARNS19 INDUSTRY SAFETY AWARDSTen of Perdues food-processing food-producing operations received the Award of Distinction from the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council, its highest honor for consistently implementing innovative and effective workplace safety health processes and systems. The 10 locations are among 19 Perdue facilities, including feed mills and hatcheries, in 10 states that received workplace safety awards at the 2019 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, FL.Workplace safety is an imperative at Perdue that includes an uncompromising commitment from our company and an ongoing safety culture that engages all of our associates. These awards reflect company goals that put people first and our associates dedication to workplace safety. Were proud of our teams accomplishments and focus on continuous improvement.The Award of Distinction criteria required these facilities to maintain their key Occupational Safety andHealth Administration (OSHA) safety metrics - Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR), Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) and Lost Work Day Incident Rate (LWDIR) - at levels at least 50 percent better than the industry average for three consecutive years. Each facilitys written explanation of its safety programs and processes was also considered in the award selection process.Three Perdue facilities were recognized with the Award of Honor, the Councils second highest award. These facilities maintained their OSHA safety metrics at least 25 percent better than the industry for at least three straight years. 46 PEOPLE AND PARTNERS: OUR ASSOCIATES'