Products we handle, like propane and ag chemicals, have an inherent danger. What measures does Federated Co-ops take to keep employees and customers safe?

Training, training, training. With our size, we’re large enough to have a safety director to oversee training and make sure we are consistent. With our low turnover, we train people and they stay with us. They have the knowledge they need, on a long-term basis, to handle the products we provide. Even with training, new employees may not have the experience necessary to handle these products safely. Long-term, well-trained, and seasoned employees are the safest at handling dangerous chemicals. Federated Co-ops nurtures a culture of safety and has committed to spending money for safety equipment, safety training for our employees, and hiring the personnel necessary see that our training and safety policies are carried out.