The International Dairy Foods Association honored 137 dairy company operations with Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates. It is the 13th year that IDFA has sponsored the program, which highlights outstanding worker safety records of U.S. dairy companies.

Dairies were judged solely on specific data required by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the facility’s “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” report. This year’s award decisions were based on data from OSHA reports for the 2015 calendar year.

The award program includes categories for processing facilities and for trucking operations. In addition to the 44 plant safety category award winners, IDFA awarded Achievement Certificates to 26 processing operations for having no injury cases that resulted in lost time away from work. IDFA also recognized 67 trucking operations for having a Zero DART rate (zero cases with days away from work, restriction or job transfer in 2015).

IDFA accepted nominations for small, medium and large facilities that achieved the best overall safety performance rates based on the OSHA data.

Plant Safety Award winners

Alta Dena Certified Dairy, Palm Springs, Calif.; Berkeley Farms, Bakersfield, Calif.; Berkeley Farms, Benicia, Calif.; Berkeley Farms, Gilroy, Calif.; Berkeley Farms, Modesto, Calif.; Dairy Farmers of America, Adrian, Mich., Dairy Farmers of America, Beaver, Utah; Dairy Farmers of America, Hughson, Calif.; Dairy Farmers of America, Pavilion, N.Y.; Dairy Farmers of America, Portales, N.M.; Dairy Farmers of America, Reading, Pa.; Dairy Farmers of America, Winthrop, Minn.; Dairy Farmers of America, Innovation Center, Springfield, Mo.

Also, Dean Foods Co. McArthur Dairy, Ft. Myers, Fla.; Dean Foods Co. Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Dean Foods Co. T.G. Lee Dairy, Jacksonville, Fla.; Foremost Farms USA, Lancaster, Wis.; Foremost Farms USA, Plover, Wis.; Foremost Farms USA, Preston, Minn.; Foremost Farms USA, Sparta, Wis.; Kemps LLC Fargo Milk Plant, Fargo, N.D. ; The Kroger Co. Layton Dairy, Layton, Utah; The Kroger Co. Tolleson Dairy, Tolleson, Ariz.; The Kroger Co. Westover Dairy, Lynchburg, Va.; Mayfield Dairy Farms, Blairsville, Ga.; Mayfield Dairy Farms, Crossville, Tenn.; Mayfield Ice Cream, Birmingham, Ala.;

Also, Meadow Gold Dairy, Cortez, Colo.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Durango, Colo.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Hilo, Hawaii; Meadow Gold Dairy, Las Vegas, Nev.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Salt Lake City, Utah; Meadow Gold Ice Cream, Orem, Utah; Midwest Ice Cream, Belvidere, Ill.; Oak Farms Dairy, Dallas, Texas; Price’s Creameries, El Paso, Texas; Saputo Cheese USA, Black Creek, Wis.; Schreiber Foods MGB Plant, Green Bay, Wis.; Schreiber Foods RGB Plant, Tempe, Ariz.; Schreiber Foods Smithfield Plant, Smithfield, Utah; Stewart’s Processing Corp. Dairy, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Stewart’s Processing Corp. Ice Cream, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Weis Markets Ice Cream Plant, Sunbury, Pa.; The WhiteWave Foods Co., Dallas.

Plant Safety Award winners, zero lost workdays

Abbott, Altavista, Va.; Alta Dena Certified Dairy, City of Industry, Calif.; Barber’s Pure Milk, Birmingham, Ala.; Crystal Creamery, Modesto, Calif.; Dairy Farmers of America, Cass City, Mich.; Dairy Farmers of America, Goshen, Ind.; Dairy Farmers of America, New Wilmington, Pa.; Dairy Farmers of America, Turlock, Calif.; Foremost Farms USA, Appleton, Wis.; Foremost Farms USA, Chilton, Wis.; Foremost Farms USA, Clayton, Wis.; Foremost Farms USA, Marshfield, Wis.; Foremost Farms USA, Milan, Wis.; Foremost Farms USA, Rothschild, Wis.

Also, Gandy’s Dairies LLC, Lubbock, Texas; Humboldt Creamery, Fortuna, Calif.; Mayfield Dairy Farms, Athens, Tenn.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Englewood, Colo.; Oak Farms Dairy, Houston; Producers Dairy Foods, Fresno, Calif.; Publix Super Markets Dairy, Deerfield Beach, Fla.; Purity Dairies, Nashville.; Saputo Cheese USA, Almena, Wis.; T.G. Lee Dairy, Orange City, Fla.; The WhiteWave Foods Co., American Canyon, Calif.; The WhiteWave Foods Co., DuBois, Pa.

Trucking Safety Award winners, Zero DART Rate

Alta Dena Certified Dairy, El Centro, Calif.; Barber Dairy, Montgomery, Ala.; Barber Dairy, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Crystal Creamery, Bakersfield, Calif.; Crystal Creamery Fresno Ice Cream, Fresno, Calif.; Crystal Creamery Fresno Transportation, Fresno, Calif.; Crystal Creamery, Redding, Calif.; Crystal Creamery, Salinas, Calif.; Dairy Farmers of America, Concord, N.H.; Dairy Farmers of America, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Also, Dean Foods Co., Alexandria, La.; Dean Foods Co., Corpus Christi, Texas; Dean Foods Co., DeRidder, La.; Dean Foods Co., Houston; Dean Foods Co., Lake Charles, La.; Dean Foods Co., Laredo, Texas; Dean Foods Co., Lufkin, Texas; Dean Foods Co., Sweeny, Texas; Dean Foods Co., Uvalde, Texas; Dean Foods Co., Victoria, Texas; HP Hood LLC, Albany, N.Y.; HP Hood LLC, Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Kemps, LLC, Aberdeen, S.D.; Kemps, LLC, Brainerd, Minn.; Kemps, LLC, Fargo, N.D.; Kemps, LLC, Farmington, Minn.; Kemps, LLC, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Kemps, LLC, Merrill, Wis.; Kemps, LLC, La Crosse, Wis.; Mayfield Dairy Farms, Blairsville, Ga.; Mayfield Dairy Farms, Crossville, Tenn.; Mayfield Dairy Farms, Smiths Station, Ala.

Also, Meadow Gold Dairy, Cortez, Colo.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Durango, Colo.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Evansville, Wyo.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Gillette, Wyo.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Hardin, Mont.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Kalispell, Mont.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Las Vegas, Nev.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Livingston, Mont.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Logan, Utah; Meadow Gold Dairy, Missoula, Mont.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Price, Utah; Meadow Gold Dairy, Richfield, Utah; Meadow Gold Dairy, Riverton, Wyo.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Rocksprings, Wyo.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Sheridan, Wyo.; Meadow Gold Dairy, Vernal, Utah.

Also, PET Dairy, Camden, N.C.; PET Dairy, Fayetteville, N.C.; PET Dairy, Henderson, N.C.; PET Dairy, Jacksonville, N.C.; PET Dairy, Lenoir, N.C.; PET Dairy, Lynchburg, Va.; PET Dairy, Portsmouth, Va.; PET Dairy, Roanoke, Va.; PET Dairy, South Boston, Va.; PET