Reaching a milestone of 2 million hours without a loss-time injury is a huge accomplishment in their industry.
PALMYRA, Wis. (PRWEB) June 25, 2015
Standard Process Inc. achieved a new company milestone this month: 2 million consecutive hours without a lost-time injury.
“Standard Process serves as an inspiration to the entire Wisconsin business community for making safety an integral part of every day,” said Janie Ritter, director of Wisconsin Safety Council, the state chapter of the National Safety Council, the national leading safety advocate. “Reaching a milestone of 2 million hours without a loss-time injury is a huge accomplishment in their industry.” June also happens to be the month that the National Safety Council designates as National Safety Month.
Standard Process’ 331employees, including six employees at its distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona, achieved the new safety record on June 5. The company’s previous record without a lost-time injury was set in 2010.
“This is a company that lives and breathes health and wellness and it shows in their employee safety program, from the owners all the way to the employees on the floor,” said Bill Evans, vice president and partner at Robertson Ryan & Associates, Standard Process’ worker’s compensation insurance broker. “I, for one, would not be at all surprised to see many more hours achieved without a lost-time injury.”
Standard Process’ safety record exceeds manufacturing industry standards. According to the United States’ Bureau of Labor Statistics website, Standard Process comes in five and a half times lower than the average incidence rate for the private sector food manufacturing industry. Ryan Moyse, the company’s safety manager, credits this success to the long-standing safety culture created by the company’s owners, supported by its management team, and achieved by dedicated employees.
“This milestone is a reflection of the corporate culture we have in place,” said Moyse. “We continuously look to remove risk from the workplace and provide a safe environment for our employees and guests.”
Each year Moyse focuses on a new safety technique and goal for the employees. This year, the focus is on reducing behavior-related injuries. To reduce these injuries, Moyse has been educating employees on what is behavior-based safety, and educating department supervisors on how positive reinforcement of safe behaviors can encourage behavior change.
About Standard Process Inc.
For more than 85 years, Standard Process has been the visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. Headquartered in Palmyra, Wis., Standard Process offers more than 300 high-quality supplements with whole food ingredients through three product lines: Standard Process and Standard Process Veterinary Formulas supplements, and MediHerb herbal supplements. The products are available exclusively through health care professionals.
Dedicated to the whole food philosophy of founder Dr. Royal Lee, Standard Process’ goal is to ensure that its nutritional supplements deliver the complex nutrients as nature intended. To accomplish this, Standard Process grows the majority of its ingredients on company-owned, organically certified farmland. The company uses state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to retain vital nutrients within each ingredient and employs high quality control standards, including adhering to the Food and Drug Administration’s good manufacturing practice requirements.
Standard Process employs more than 330 people. The company is a recipient of the Platinum Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Councils of America and has distinguished itself as a leader and innovator in workplace promotion. In 2014, Standard Process launched Cultivate by Standard Process, a business that delivers scalable wellness solutions to impact individual employees and the overall company using onsite chiropractic as a central component of the program.
Standard Process is also distinguished as an exemplary environmental citizen. The company is a Tier I participant in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Green Tier program, which recognizes companies with strong environmental compliance records. For additional information about Standard Process, visit standardprocess.com.