PSSMA ANNOUNCES 2017 SAFETY AWARD WINNERS

COOPERSBURG, PA (May 4, 2018) – The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) has announced the winners of its Safety Awards Program for 2017.  The paper shipping sack manufacturing plants that achieved the best annual safety experience in 2017 in the man-hour categories shown are:

  • Less than 150,000 manhours - Mondi Bags USA, LLC., Arcadia, Louisiana Plant
  • 150,000 to 225,000 manhours - El Dorado Packaging, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska Plant
  • 225,000 to 325,000 manhours - Mondi Bags USA, LLC., Pine Bluff Arkansas Plant
  • Over 325,000 manhours - Mondi Bags, USA, LLC., Salt Lake City, Utah Plant

The paper shipping sack manufacturing plants that achieved the greatest annual safety improvement in 2017 in the man-hour categories shown are:

  • Less than 150,000 manhours - El Dorado Packaging, Inc., Rosemount, Minnesota Plant
  • 150,000 to 225,000 manhours SeaTac Packaging Manufacturing Corp., Puyallup, Washington Plant
  • 225,000 to 325,000 manhoursMondi Bags USA, LLC., Pine Bluff Arkansas Plant
  • Over 325,000 manhours - El Dorado Packaging, Inc., El Dorado, Arkansas Plant.

Best annual safety experience was determined on the basis of lowest total recordable incidence rate in each annual manhour category.  Greatest annual safety improvement was determined on the basis of greatest decrease in total incidence rate between 2016 and 2017. 

The following plants had zero incidence rates in 2017:

  • El Dorado Packaging, Inc.'s, Omaha, Nebraska Plant
  • Mondi Bags USA, LLC.’s Arcadia, Louisiana Plant
  • Mondi Bags USA, LLC.’s Salt Lake City, Utah Plant

These awards were announced to the industry and presented to winners on April 26, 2018, at the PSSMA Production Managers’ Conference in Greenville, South Carolina.

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.