Safety Awards Program 2015-2016 results - “Safety Is No Accident”

Federated Co-ops, Inc. recently completed their 2015-2016 Safety Awards program on August 31, 2016.  As a company we can be very proud of our accomplishment.

Out of our 32 Teams, 29 kept 90% or more of their beginning points.  Thirty-one Teams kept 80% or more.  The safety efforts of each Team Member on a daily basis made for incredible results. This commitment aids to the comfort of their families knowing their loved one will be home safe and sound each night.  As a by-product, success in the area of safety also enhances our company’s future insurability, image and profitability.  

Beginning safety points are established by the number of Team Member hours worked at the location and the degree of risks involved with the location.  Deductions occur when incidents involve injuries, loss work time and damage to property.  Location inspections, monthly training, service and housekeeping documentation also are looked at for compliance and could result in deductions.  

Extra points can be earned by realizing a potential hazard and acting in a way to prevent an incident using a Near Miss form to report it. Congratulations to the following Federated Co-ops Inc. teams that retained all of their 2015-2016 safety points, they have been presented a Plaque of Appreciation:  

Albertville Agronomy, Cambridge Bulk Petroleum, Cambridge Propane and Trucking, Chisago Country Store, Isanti Agronomy, Isle C-Store, Gordon and Danbury Propane, Mora Country Store C-Store and Shop, Ogilvie Agronomy and Bulk Petroleum, Osceola and Scandia Propane, Pine City Building Center, Princeton Country Store, Princeton Main Office, Rock Creek and Sandstone Propane and St Cloud C-Store.

Job well done to the Teams at these locations and all other Teams that have accomplished this achievement in the past.  I’m confident that very soon everyone else will join them at this incredible level.  Tom Rausch, Safety Director.