April/May 2017 The Snort Report

April/May 2017 The Snort Report

The Snort Report

Issue: #50

April/May 2017

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them."

-John F. Kennedy

In honor of all of the veterans, as well as active service members, thank you for all you do.

Congratulations to our April 2017 Production Employee of the Month!

Wonderful Outstanding Worker

April 2017 Production Employee of the Month

Reinardsen Dannis

Congratulations to our May 2017 Production and Management Employees of the Month!

Wonderful Outstanding Worker

May 2017 Production Employees of the Month

Baw Naw

Siakhel Gideon

May 2017 Management Employees of the Month

Sam Hanson

Didacus Guzman

Do you know someone that is deserving of this honor? You can nominate them by coming up to HR and filling out a form on who you want to nominate and why.

Quality Pork Processors, Inc

Mel Gilbertson

Hello Everyone

Many of you have probably noticed the projects that are in the works here at the plant with the new installation of the CO2 operation out in the livestock drive chute area and on the east side of the plant where contractors have removed a number of trees and a lot of dirt moving is going on. That area is the site where the new cooler will be built. Those two areas will be very busy this summer. For you working out in the livestock area it will be important that we keep people and the hogs safe; moving them in a humane way with all the noise that will be generated as the contractors go forward with the project.  Just to remind everyone that moving the hogs in a humane matter is the 2nd most important thing right after your safety. So be aware of what’s going on around you if you work in that area and report any safety issues to your supervisor. These are two huge projects that are in the works and we want them to go as smoothly as possible and with your help we can make it happen.

Another project that is big is the removal and replacement of the roof over the old side scald tub area. The first phase will happen this Memorial Day weekend where they take one side of the roof off and the other side the following weekend. The cement roof over the years has deteriorated on the inside and was in need of replacement. It will be good to get that completed.

So a lot of construction will be going on this summer so if you work in these areas be aware of safety hazards and don’t be afraid of bringing it to some ones attention so that we can address it before someone gets hurt.

Thank You!

Mel Gilbertson

Karissa Fawver


 When taking children to playground, inspect equipment for any defects and monitor young children at all times. Keep Children away from the lawn mower when running.

Wear sunscreen SPF 15 or higher and reapply if outside longer than 1 ½ hours or if swimming.

Be prepared for severe weather: have radio, flashlight, and bottled water in a designated place of shelter.

Wear helmet at all times when riding bikes, scooters, etc.

Do not drink alcohol when driving a boat, and always wear life jackets!

Keep cooking grills away from combustible materials and never grill inside the garage.

Warm up and stretch your muscles before playing sports.

Never leave children or animals closed in the car.

Wear bug repellent when outdoors, camping and/or hiking.

Keep first aid kit available for minor cuts/scrapes.

Read and follow all warnings and instructions on fireworks and keep out of reach of children.

Avoid strange/loose dogs and animals.

Keep hydrated! Drink plenty of water, especially on hot/humid days.

Have poison control number posted: 1-800-222-1222

Remember HOBS: helping others be safe.

Say something if you see something unsafe.

Didacus Guzman


Hello everyone. So, fantastic news for you and the company. QPP has received the Governors Safety Award for the third year in a row! Additionally, we as a company received the Merit of Honor award from the North American Meat Institute. A special thanks to all of you that work safe and helped us with this awesome achievement. It is important that we as a company are recognized as a company who cares about our employees’ safety and wellbeing. We had pizza and it was a great success and lots of positive comments. Together let’s continue to show how safety is a priority at work and at home while making QPP a safe place to work.

Remember: ‘Better to lose a minute in life than your life in a minute’.

The Safety Guy