PSSMA ANNOUNCES 2016 SAFETY AWARD WINNERS 

COOPERSBURG, PA (May 1, 2017) – The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) has announced the winners of its Safety Awards Program for 2016.  The paper shipping sack manufacturing plants that achieved the best annual safety experience in 2016 in the man-hour categories shown are:

  • Less than 150,000 manhours Hood Packaging Corporation, Goose Creek, South Carolina Plant; and Bag Supply Company, Moody, Alabama Plant
  • 150,000 to 225,000 manhours - Coveris High Performance Packaging, Hanford, California Plant; Mondi Bags USA, LLC, Arcadia, Louisiana Plant; and Mondi Bags USA, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky Plant
  • 225,000 to 300,000 manhours - Coveris High Performance Packaging, Tifton, Georgia Plant
  • Over 300,000 manhours - Mondi Bags, USA, LLC., Salt Lake City, Utah Plant

The paper shipping sack manufacturing plants that achieved the greatest annual safety improvement in 2016 in the man-hour categories shown are:

  • 150,000 to 225,000 manhoursNortheast Packaging Company, Presque Isle, Maine Plant
  • 225,000 to 300,000 manhoursHood Packaging Corporation, Vancouver, Washington Plant
  • Over 300,000 manhoursHood Packaging Corporation, Crossett, Arkansas Plant

Best annual safety experience was determined on the basis of lowest total incidence rate in each annual manhour category.  Greatest annual safety improvement was determined on the basis of greatest decrease in total incidence rate. 

The following plants had zero incidence rates in 2016:

  • Bag Supply Company’s Moody, Alabama Plant
  • Coveris High Performance Packaging’s Hanford, California Plant
  • Coveris High Performance Packaging’s Tifton, Georgia Plant
  • Hood Packaging Corporation’s Goose Creek, South Carolina Plant
  • Mondi Bags USA, LLC’s Arcadia, Louisiana Plant
  • Mondi Bags USA, LLC’s Louisville, Kentucky Plant 

These awards were announced to the industry and presented to winners on April 26, 2017, at the PSSMA Production Managers’ Conference in Vancouver, Washington.

N.B.  For photographs of winners accepting plaques, contact greg.storat@pssma.org

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PSSMA is the national trade association of the US multiwall packaging industry.  It represents companies that manufacture multiwall shipping sacks or that supply materials and services for their manufacture.