Associate Health & Safety

Protecting the health and safety of the 453,000 associates across our family of companies is a top priority.

Safety is one of our core values. We believe our leading safety results make our stores, manufacturing plants and distribution centers among the safest places to work in America. Our ultimate safety goal is zero accidents.

Our Approach

We focus on providing proper safety training and equipment, safe working conditions and access to resources to maintain and improve associates’ well-being. We rely on several policies to ensure compliance with relevant Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, such as:

  • Hazard Communications Plan
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Powered Industrial Truck
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Personal Protective Equipment

We have multiple requirements and processes to prevent, review and address safety concerns. Through clear expectations, routine monitoring, and regular communication and engagement, we reduce the number of injuries and accidents that happen in our workplace.

Safety in our Stores
Safety in our stores

In our retail operations, our safety initiative is called STAR — Stores Targeting Accident Reduction — Safety 360.

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Accident Free Safety Celebration
Management at all levels

Associates at Food 4 Less store #770 in Los Angeles make STAR Safety 360 a priority every day.

Health and safety metrics for all business operations
Data tracking & reporting

Kroger tracks and monitors health and safety metrics for all business operations centrally to identify trends and opportunities.

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