STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, U.S. — In the past 20 years, not a single employee at Horizon Milling’s Stockton, California, U.S., facility has had a lost-time incident, Cargill said on Nov. 28. It is a milestone that reflects the Cargill joint venture’s long term focus on creating awareness and maintaining diligence about safe practices and behaviors, the company said.

"Creating and maintaining a safe work environment is one of our core values at Horizon Milling," said Troy Anderson, vice-president of operations, Horizon Milling. "For us to be successful, safety must be a shared mindset of all of our employees. The team in Stockton is proving that reaching a goal of zero lost-time incidents is not only possible, but sustainable."

Horizon Milling’s behavior-based approach to safety includes ongoing training, focused safety observations and peer-to-peer feedback to reinforce safe behavior and eliminate barriers to a safe work environment. In Stockton, local managers credit employees for continuously striving to improve workplace safety for one another, customers and other onsite visitors.

"This milestone is a direct reflection of the commitment of our employees," said Rich Rostomily, Horizon Milling facility manager in Stockton. "It’s because of their dedication to creating a safe workplace that we’ve had zero lost-time incidents over the past two decades, and we will continue to work hard to maintain this level of safety performance for years to come.”