The corn refining industry prides itself on making safety our top priority. The industry’s low recordable incident rate (RIR), a standardized metric used by OSHA and other agencies to compare the safety performance of companies within a particular industry or group, is proof of our commitment to safety. With an RIR of 1.14, the safety performance of the corn refining industry exceeds the national average RIR of 3.0 and is on par with the safety of office-based jobs – a remarkable achievement for any manufacturing or processing industry.

CRA honors corn wet milling facilities across the country for their outstanding safety records and their unyielding commitment to ensuring an accident-free workplace. Our industry’s commitment to safety is evidenced by the steady increase in the number of awards given every year through our Safety Awards Program.

A safe workplace is proven to improve employee engagement, product quality and reliability in the process, but most importantly, a safe workplace ensures everyone goes home to their family and friends at the end of each day.

The One Million Hours Award acknowledges facilities that operate for 1 million consecutive employee hours without an employee lost workday case and without a workplace-related fatality of an employee or non-employee.

The Zero Lost Work Days Award acknowledges facilities for operating a full calendar year without an employee lost workday case and without a workplace-related fatality of an employee or non-employee.

The Incident Rate Excellence Award recognizes those plants that have achieved a superior level of safety for the calendar year, as demonstrated by:

  • An employee total recordable incident rate of 1.0 or less,
  • No employee lost workday cases involving days away from work; and
  • No employee or non-employee workplace fatalities.

Workplace Safety Awards

Workplace Safety Award - CRA Incident Rate Excellence Award

Archer Daniels Midland Company
– Cedar Rapids, IA
– Clinton, IA
– Columbus, NE
– Decatur, IL
Cargill, Incorporated
– Cedar Rapids, IA
– Fort Dodge, IA
– Hammond, IN
– Wahpeton, ND
Grain Processing Corporation
– Muscatine, IA
Ingredion Incorporated
– Argo (Bedford Park), IL
Tate & Lyle Americas
– Dayton, OH

Workplace Safety Award - One Million Hours

Archer Daniels Midland Company
– Cedar Rapids, IA
– Clinton, IA
– Columbus, NE
– Decatur, IL
– Decatur, IL (BioProcessing)
Ingredion Incorporated
– Argo, IL

Workplace Safety Award - Zero Lost Workdays

Archer Daniels Midland Company
– Cedar Rapids, IA
– Clinton, IA
– Columbus, NE
– Decatur, IL
– Decatur, IL (BioProcessing)
– Marshall, MN
Cargill, Incorporated
– Cedar Rapids, IA
– Ft. Dodge, IA
– Hammond, IN
– Indianapolis, IN
– Wahpeton, ND
Ingredion Incorporated
– Argo (Bedford Park), IL
Roquette America
– Gurnee, IL
– Keokuk, IA
Tate & Lyle Americas
– Dayton, OH
– Lafayette, IN

Current awards based on 2020 data.