Raymond Forney of Corteva Agrisciences discusses the ways Environmental Respect Awards and ResponsibleAg certification validate and provide credibility for a retail operation’s efforts to meet and exceed safety and environmental standards
Jean Payne, President of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, explains how the overarching, consistent scale and scope of the ResponsibleAg Certification Program complements the safety training and consulting work of IFCA.
When it comes to safety regulations, size doesn’t matter. Small, independent retailers often don’t have the manpower to keep up with many changing and regulations. Mahoney shares how membership in ResponsibleAg can help small and large retailers maintain correct practices and be compliant.
Knowledge is power. When it comes to safety, more is better. Sharon Cunningham and Roger Waller share their thoughts on the power of the environmental, health, safety and security information and training available through ResponsibleAg.
Each spring, agricultural retailers hire seasonal help. Finding experienced help can be challenging and ensuring that everyone hired is prepared for their job is critical. Tom Wenning shares his team’s approach to hiring and training seasonal workers and how they use resources from ResponsibleAg to educate all employees on safe practices and regulatory requirements of their jobs.
In 1984, the chemical industry saw one of the world’s worst industrial disasters. As a result, it vowed to prevent future incidents by improving safety. Responsible Care was created. Chuck Magro of Nutrien shares how a similar program, ResponsibleAg, can help the ag inputs industry improve.
Historically, safety audits have been a dreaded necessity for the ag retail sector. But, as a true culture of safety transforms the industry, ResponsibleAg audits are viewed as a welcome opportunity to improve safety and the workplace environment for employees. Well-trained auditors lead the way.
Whether responsible for three employees or 20, managers at American Plant Food Corporation’s fertilizer-blending locations believe the ResponsibleAg audit helps improve employee safety. Justin Martin and Michael Murphy share what they learned and changed as a result of their ResponsibleAg audits.
When TFC’s general liability insurance carrier hesitated to renew coverage for facilities storing ammonium nitrate, TFC leadership got creative. They helped locations improve safety and mitigate production risks by implementing an insurance premium discount for ResponsibleAg-certified facilities.