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PropertyCasualty 360 profiled the workers’ comp program successes of Butterball LLC, the poultry company famous for producing Thanksgiving turkeys. The senior director of corporate risk management for Butterball, Brian Rodgers, explains in the piece that the Butterball safety process “seeks to embody transformational safety culture change” from the Reactive model (which relies mostly on compliance as the goal) to the Dependent model (which begins the process of management commitment and adherence to rules and regulations) to the Independent phase (which is heavily weighted around personal values, practice and habits), to the ultimate goal of the Interdependent model. This end stage “Interdependent model” aligns the individual to teams of employees where each feels a sense of ownership for safety.

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