FS Pet Care Manufacturer Honored for Safety Record


A Fort Smith pet care manufacturing facility was honored for reaching an important safety milestone. 

Mars Petcare in Fort Smith was awarded the “Four Million Work Hours Safety Award.”

The company completed a seven year period without a day of work lost due to a work-related injury or illness.

“It all starts with management deciding once and for all that they want a safety culture. They gotta get a buy in from the front line employees, and once they accomplish that, they’re really able to accomplish big things, and Mars is a perfect example of those two pieces coming together,” said Ralph Hudson, deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Labor.

This facility is one of 55 work places in Arkansas to reach such a milestone.

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