Wheat Growers Safety Culture
“We’ve developed an excellent safety culture at Wheat Growers. We continue to work with our employees and our communities to train, promote and educate everyone on the importance of safety in and around grain handling equipment and facilities.” - Bill Spreeman, Wheat Growers Vice President of Safety, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs
Here are some of the most recent Wheat Growers safety achievements:
The Behaviors Achieving Safety Excellence (BASE) is an ongoing program to continuously improve our safety culture through employee identification and control of hazards.
Wheat Growers has been conducting ongoing safety educational programs in over 50 counties and communities it serves in North and South Dakota. They include providing Area Safety Specialists, location managers and other location personnel with OSHA, CPR and first aid training at all locations.
The cooperative purchased and distributed more than 40 grain rescue tubes to local emergency responders with plans to add at least five more. Wheat Growers has also trained local fire departments and first responders in rescue techniques.
And the cooperative’s highly trained rope and Technical Rescue Teams recently assisted local emergency first responders at two neighboring grain operations in grain entrapment situations where lives were at risk.
Bill Spreeman - “Our goal remains high: To become one of the best, if not the best, agronomy retailer and grain operation in the country when it comes to safety performance.”
At a Glance
- 37 locations
- 16,000 equity holders
- Marketing over 160 million bushels annually
- 5,400 active producer members
- Integrity in Business Dealings
- Provide Superior Service to Our Customers
- Focus on Present and Future Customer Needs
- Remain Financially Strong
- Maintain Progressive Leadership for Our Company
- Commitment to a Positive Safety Culture