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DuPont Pioneer Jackson Production Facility Recognized by Minnesota Safety Council

Facility Also Receives OSHA Recertification for MNSTAR VPP Status

Jackson, Minn. – April 14, 2015 – The Minnesota Safety Council recently awarded the DuPont Pioneer Jackson Production Facility located in Jackson, Minn., with the Governor’s Workplace Safety Award. The facility will be recognized at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference on May 7 in Minneapolis.

In order to receive recognition from the Minnesota Safety Council, applicants must complete a comprehensive safety program evaluation which measures progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. The Safety Council scores these evaluations and recognizes top performers.

“Safety is a core value at DuPont Pioneer,” said Aaron Johnson, who serves as production location manager at the DuPont Pioneer Jackson Production facility. “I want to thank the council for the recognition, and want to thank everyone at the facility for their everyday efforts to ensure a safe workplace.”

In addition to receiving the award, the facility was one of only 36 locations to be recertified by the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) for their Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The MNSTAR program recognizes companies where managers and employees work together to develop safety and health management systems that go beyond basic compliance with all applicable OSHA standards and result in immediate and long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses.

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Contact:     Joseph Martin