A foundation of effective risk management, employee training, workplace safety, and regulatory compliance processes will enable food manufactures to grow and compete in the global marketplace
(PRWEB) September 28, 2013
Succeed Management Solutions, the leading provider of web-based Enterprise Risk Management software and services, will provide a food industry-tailored Risk Management Center for the Northwest Food Processor Association (NWFPA) to offer to its members and business affiliates. The NWFPA Risk Management Center is the centerpiece of NWFPA’s innovative Food Resource & Education Institute (FREDi). FREDi is a website that provides a forum for collaboration on the issues of food industry innovation, manufacturing productivity improvement, and food safety training materials, online courses, and regional events.
The NWFPA Risk Management Center will include a range of web-accessible resources for members, suppliers, and other industry participants. A primary focus of the Risk Management Center (RMC) will be food safety: resources that help food manufacturers, regardless of size, ensure they can develop, implement, monitor, and proactively manage high quality, regulatory-compliant food manufacturing processes. But safe food processing practices also requires a safe workplace, and the RMC provides resources to ensure employees have access to safety training and OSHA-mandated hazard communication materials, and managers have the tools they need to manage workplace incidents, develop behavior-based safety practices, minimize third-party liabilities, and distribute the resources their workers need to be more productive.
David Zepponi, President of the NWFPA says, “The Board of Directors and staff of NWFPA are excited about teaming with Succeed to bring to our diverse set of members and business affiliates a robust, easy-to-use, web-based solution that can provide immediate benefits in both food safety and worker productivity. The mission of the NWFPA is to advocate for Northwest food processors, and this proactive solution will help ensure that we remain at the vanguard of food safety issues, including GMP, HACCP, GFSI, and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.”
Curt Shaw, President and CEO of Succeed Management Solutions, agrees. “The partnership between Succeed and the NWFPA is a unique opportunity to blend our state-of-the-art software platform with the knowledge, expertise, and resources of NWFPA’s innovative Food Resource & education Institute to ensure food manufacturers can proactively manage safety, compliance, and reporting issues and avoid additional future burdensome and costly regulations and oversight. A foundation of effective risk management, employee training, workplace safety, and regulatory compliance processes will enable food manufactures to grow and compete in the global marketplace.”
About Succeed Management Solutions, LLC
Succeed Management Solutions has over 35 years of experience in workforce training and safety program development, and is the recognized leader in web-based Enterprise Risk Management software with over 40,000 companies using its solutions.
The Succeed Risk Management Center contains a suite of software applications that help manage claims and OSHA reporting (Incident Track™), behavior-based safety programs (BBS Track™), hazard communication and Safety Data Sheets (SDS Track™), Return to Work Programs (Job Description Track™), employee training (Training Track™), and third party insurance compliance (COI Track®). More information on Succeed is available via their website: http://www.succeedms.com.
About the Northwest Food Processors Association
Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) is a leading regional food manufacturing trade association that represents the interests of food processors in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Members include fruit and vegetable processors, seafood, dairy, poultry, bakeries, specialty and fresh-cut. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the association represents 450 member companies including nearly 100 food processors which employ 40,000 workers at 150 production facilities throughout the Northwest.