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EMPLOYEE SAFETY

Proper guarding and
lockout/tagout features
are critical around machines like slicers, ovens
and more.
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highest levels of employee safety requires proactively
avoiding all threats through design and well-managed
best practices.

Chasing it down to zero
According to the most recent figures from the US
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), both the incident rate
of total recordable cases in manufacturing and the incident rate of total recordable injury cases decreased in
2017. However, the cases resulting in days away from
work (DAFW) remained unchanged from 2016 at 93
cases per 10,000 full-time employees (FTE). The median of days away from work in manufacturing was eight,
just one day fewer than in 2016.
DAFW can be extremely costly for bakeries that don't
have a deep pool of employees, so avoiding injuries that
cause these absences is critical. According to BLS, the
leading types of injuries in manufacturing are muscular
sprains, strains and tears. These injuries caused a median number of 10 DAFW in 2017. In bread and bakery
manufacturing plants, the most common DAFW injuries involve employee's back and hands. In 2017, BLS
recorded 790 back injuries and 500 hand injuries in bakeries. These are also the most common pain-points in
snack food operations.
The American Bakers Association (ABA) developed
an award to recognize baker and allied facilities as an incentive for these companies to pursue employee safety
best practices. The ABA Safety Recognition Program

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award is based on a facility's total case incident rate
(TCIR), DAFW and days with restricted activity or
transferred activity (DART) and how they compare with
industry averages.
"The program recognition criteria are based on the
evaluation of each participating facility's actual safety
performance and implementation of effective safety
and health management systems," said Rasma Zvaners,
vice-president, regulatory and technical services, ABA.
"If the participating member site has a TCIR and DART
rate that is equal to or below the industry average, then
it will be recognized as a company that has kept injuries and illnesses down and maintains a successful safety program."
ABA's 2018 award recipients included facilities owned
by Hearthside, ARYZTA, Zurich; D.F. Stauffer Biscuit
Co., York, PA; Flowers Foods, Thomasville, GA; Mid
South Baking Co., Bryan, TX; Nation Pizza & Foods,
Schaumburg, IL; Newly Weds Foods, Chicago; Schwebel
Baking Co., Youngstown, OH; and The Kroger Co.,
Cincinnati.
Jon Anderson, president of JRA Occupational Safety
Consulting LLC, manages data collection for the ABA
Safety Recognition Program. He said the award recipients have successful safety programs with high levels of
compliance with OSHA and other programs. "They have
developed and maintained safe work methods to address
the hazards and risks that employees face each workday,"
he said. "But most of all, the successful companies have


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Contents
Contents
Editorial - Bringing it all to life
Newsfront - Hostess relocating headquarters to Kansas
Martin’s ramps up retail offerings in Canada
Atlas finalizes deal for TreeHouse snacks business
News - Atlas finalizes deal for TreeHouse snacks business
The Hershey Co. invests in snack bar company
Ingredion increasing focus on plant-based proteins
Kraft Heinz to cut 400 jobs
Cain Food Industries names new president, CEO
Rich Products acquires Christie Cookie
AIB International ending projects at headquarters
In memoriam
People/In Brief
Employee Safety - ZEROING IN ON SAFETY
Gold Standard Baking - going for the GOLD
Building a team starts with character
International Series: Middle East - transcending CONTINENTS
Middle East food-based events deliver market opportunities
Assessing the trends down in Africa
Fats & Oils - Beyond FUNCTIONALITY
Plant-Based Protein - alternate routes to PROTEIN
INDUSTRY INSIGHT - TIED TO WORKFORCE
Mixing - TOTALLY MIXED UP
Making it shine by design
Sweet Goods Technology - INNER Beauty
Dividers - DIVIDED by SPEED
A consistently divisive delivery
Run to Failure - RUNNING ON EMPTY
Where proper maintenance begins … and where it’s going
Robotics - the REPLACEMENTS
Events
Featured Innovation Center
Ingredients & Formulating
Equipment & Packaging
Patents
New on the Shelf
MARKETPLACE
AD INDEX
NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Editorial - Bringing it all to life
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Atlas finalizes deal for TreeHouse snacks business
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Kraft Heinz to cut 400 jobs
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - In memoriam
Baking & Snack - September 2019 - People/In Brief
Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Employee Safety - ZEROING IN ON SAFETY
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Gold Standard Baking - going for the GOLD
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - International Series: Middle East - transcending CONTINENTS
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Assessing the trends down in Africa
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Fats & Oils - Beyond FUNCTIONALITY
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Plant-Based Protein - alternate routes to PROTEIN
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Mixing - TOTALLY MIXED UP
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Making it shine by design
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Dividers - DIVIDED by SPEED
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - A consistently divisive delivery
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Run to Failure - RUNNING ON EMPTY
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Where proper maintenance begins … and where it’s going
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Robotics - the REPLACEMENTS
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Events
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Baking & Snack - September 2019 - Featured Innovation Center
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