Nevada’s Safety Consultation and Training Section Awards Dairy Farmers of America Fallon Plant With Top Safety Honor

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recognizes the Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) production plant in Fallon, Nev., for successful renewal of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). This is the second time DFA Fallon has earned this award for its continuing dedication to employee safety, going beyond compliance.
“Safety is a cornerstone for all DFA facilities, and we’re very proud to receive this recognition for Fallon,” said Louis Thomas, Plant Manager, DFA Fallon. “SHARP has helped us take our safety efforts to the next level, and this award has been a team-focused effort. It reflects the hard work and dedication of all our employees.”
DFA Fallon is part of an elite group of businesses that have renewed their status with SHARP by maintaining exemplary standards. Participation in the no-cost program provides incentives and support to employers to develop, implement and continuously improve programs at their worksite(s). Taking these proactive measures helps businesses reduce accident costs and ensure compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations.
“DFA Fallon’s commitment to safety excellence positions them as leaders in the farming and food production industries,” said Todd Schultz, Chief Administrative Officer for SCATS. “It’s rewarding to see companies like DFA put their employees first.”
SCATS provides employers with confidential hazard identification, program development, implementation assistance and training. Employers who implement effective safety programs and have a days-away restricted transfer rate below the national average for their industry may be recognized by SCATS. Successful SHARP participants receive a three-year exemption from OSHA’s general schedule inspections.
Businesses interested in SCATS services or programs can call 877-4SAFENV or visit 4safenv.state.nv.us.
About Dairy Farmers of America
DFA is a national, farmer-owned dairy cooperative focusing on quality, innovation and the future of family dairies. While supporting and serving more than 12,500 family farm-owners, DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more that connect their Cooperative’s family farms to family tables with regional brands such as Alta Dena® Dairy, Meadow Gold® Dairy, Friendly®’s, Borden® Cheese, Plugra® Butter and Kemps®. On a global scale, DFA works with some of the world’s largest food companies to develop ingredients their customers crave, while staying committed to social responsibility and ethical farming. For more information, please visit dfamilk.com.
About Nevada SCATS
SCATS provides free, confidential consultation and safety services to assist Nevada businesses in maintaining compliance with OSHA standards. Helping employers keep employees safe through on-site consultation services, SCATS partners with businesses to recognize and control potential safety and health hazards, improve their safety and health programs, and assist in training employees. SCATS also offers Workplace Safety and Health Training classes statewide in English and Spanish. Visit 4safenv.state.nv.us.
Media contact: Jena Esposito, KPS3, jena.esposito@kps3.com.
Source: Nevada SCATS