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Company celebrates Global Safety Week to help reduce injuries in the workplace

Safety of its employees and contractors is one of Archer Daniels Midland Company’s (NYSE: ADM) top priorities. During its current fiscal year, ADM has reduced global lost workday injuries by 32 percent and has reduced global total recordable injuries by more than 9 percent, compared with the full-year fiscal 2009.

ADM employees and contractors around the world observed the Company’s Global Safety Week, June 14 to 18. ADM holds Global Safety Week each year to sustain a downward trend in injuries and reinforce the belief that “Zero is Possible.”

“At ADM we are committed to keeping our employees safe, and we know that staying safe requires constant vigilance,” said Pete Taschner, ADM’s vice president of Safety and Health. “Global Safety Week continues to fuel our reduction in injury rates by reminding us of the many ways we can ensure that we’re staying safe on the job so we can go home safe to our families each day.”

ADM’s Global Safety Week focused on four key areas: personal safety, contractor safety, process safety and motor vehicle safety. During the week, employees participated in a variety of activities, including conducting plant safety tours and meetings and discussing new ways to stay safe on the job.

About ADM

Every day, the 28,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 230 processing plants, we convert corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. We operate the world’s premier crop origination and transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 60 countries. Our global headquarters is in Decatur, Illinois, and our net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, were $69 billion. For more information about our Company and our products, visit


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Sidebar: Following is a general checklist for the home that may help keep you and your

family safe. These are just some basic tips to increase your safety; they do not reflect all the

steps that you can apply at your home.

  • Keep emergency numbers on every phone. Include fire, police, your doctor(s), ambulance service and poison control.
  • Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor. Change
  • batteries twice a year when you change your clocks for daylight savings time.
  • Install decorative markers on glass doors so people don’t walk into them by mistake.
  • Eliminate clutter. Keep stairways and walkways clear of tripping hazards.
  • Have furnaces, hot water heaters and other gas appliances inspected regularly.
  • Never use kerosene or gas space heaters in unvented rooms.
  • Never keep cars, motorcycles or lawn mowers running in a closed garage.
  • Be cautious when using ladders. Use only on stable, level ground. Don’t overreach.
  • Wear protective footwear and eyewear when mowing the lawn.
  • Wear protective eyewear when operating power tools.
  • Install protective padding on the corners of tables and furniture with sharp edges.
  • Secure tall bookcases or television stands that might tip over.
  • Tie up all vertical blind cords. Keep electrical cords out of reach.
  • Store out of reach all drugs and chemicals, such as cleaning products and bleach, in their original containers to ensure proper knowledge of contents.