Central Valley Ag (CVA) awards three facilities with the All-In Safety Platinum award, the highest level of achievement within CVA’s Safety Program. Fullerton and Bloomfield in Nebraska and Hinton Feed in Iowa are the three CVA locations that have earned this prestigious award.
“Many CVA locations have shown great progress in the All-In safety program, but three have set themselves apart from the group by consistently achieving 100% in their internal audits,” said Brad Bousquet, CVA VP Safety & Compliance. “It takes 100%, All-In dedication from each person at a location to reach this goal. A well-deserved congratulations to Fullerton, Bloomfield and Hinton Feed.”
The internal audit program, CVA All-In, was implemented in 2015 to help the CVA safety team coach locations towards CVA’s ultimate goal of having zero workplace accidents. The purpose of the All-In audit program is to provide a roadmap and tools for preventing workplace injuries and improving safety overall.
Twice a year, members of the CVA safety team conduct an internal audit at each facility. The four key elements of the All-In audit include: assessing employee knowledge of safety programs, evaluating facilities for workplace hazards, evaluating proper implementation of safety programs, and ensuring managers and employees are fully engaged in safety.
“We still have work to do, but we see our safety programs and safety culture strengthen with each round of All-In audits,” said Bousquet.
In addition to the three Platinum awards, 53 CVA facilities received All-In Gold award. A score of 95% or higher on all 2018 audits are required to achieve the All-In Gold award.
“People is a core value for CVA and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe and fosters personal growth and development,” said Bousquet. “At the end of the day nothing else matters but their safety, and knowing our people go home safe at the end of every day.”