King Plastic Corporation Receives OSHA SHARP Recognition

King Plastic Corporation, a manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes, recently achieved OSHA SHARP recognition as a result of more than a decade of continuous improvement in workplace safety and health. It is one of only 56 small-to-medium U.S. businesses in Florida to do so. David Ashman, on-site consultant for OSHA, said, “King Plastic Corporation has a top quality safety and health program. They have met all OSHA requirements, have maintained a low injury rate, are committed to safety throughout all levels of the company, have written safety programs and have passed an in-depth safety and health audit. This makes King Plastic Corporation one of few to reach this goal.” Dale Givens, King Plastic’s director of operations said, “Safety and health are a part of our culture. It comes from attitude and actions. Our employees begin safety training on their first day and the process never stops.” The SHARP award recognizes companies for a commitment to safety and health of their employees. Companies that qualify for the award must show they have developed and maintained exemplary safety programs for workers. To qualify for the program, injury and illness rates for the company must be below the national average for the industry and the company must succeed in passing safety and health assessments conducted by USF’s Safety and Health Consultation Program over the course of several years. “We have proven our dedication to the health and safety of all our employees and to being a leader in our industry for best safety practices,” said company President Jeff King. “I am so proud of our entire staff for their hard work and the dedication they exhibited to reach this significant goal.”


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