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Tyson receives 15 worker safety awards

November 21, 2005

The worker safety efforts of Tyson Foods, Inc. have been honored with 15 awards from the Safety Council of the Ozarks, according to PRNewswire. During the Council''s recent annual safety awards ceremony, Tyson received the Outstanding Safety Committee award, while some of the company''s Arkansas poultry operations were also named winners. Three Tyson facilities were awarded for working more than a million hours without a lost workday accident, six were honored for their improved safety records and five were recognized for outstanding safety records. Tyson''s poultry processing plant on Randall Wobbe Road in Springdale, as well as poultry processing plants in Dardanelle and Clarksville, each won the Les Reynolds Million Hour award. This honor is given to plants that have more than one million work hours without a lost workday incident. The company''s Johnson Road feed mill in Springdale received the Most Improved Safety Record Award for showing a commitment to safety and health through continuous reduction in injury and illness rates. Tyson''s feed mills in Waldron and Nashville, the bird catching crew in Waldron and hatcheries at Waldron and Green Forest were each named a runner-up in this category. The Safety Council of the Ozarks is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the safety, health and environmental well being of all people. The Council is a joint membership chapter of the National Safety Council serving Southern Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.