PPC Distributes Safety Boxscore Awards
SPRINGFIELD, MA—April 25, 2013—One of the highlights at the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference, held April 3-5 in Nashville, TN, was the presentation of the Safety Boxscore awards, which are based on the cumulative number of hours a PPC member company worked in 2012 without an OSHA-recordable injury.
Last year, 27 companies representing 69 facilities qualified for awards for 125,000, 250,000, 500,000, 750,000 and 1 million hours worked with no recordable injuries. Twelve-month awards were also presented for working an entire calendar year without injury.
The top prize, the Chairman’s Safety Award—given for finishing the year with the most hours worked without an OSHA recordable injury—was presented to Amcor Tobacco Packaging for working 1,134,798 hours to date without injury.
“Creating a workplace free from injuries is an imperative for our members,” said Stephen Scherger, PPC chairman and senior vice president of Graphic Packaging International. “Ensuring that employees go home in the same or better shape than when they arrived is a goal that can be achieved.”
The PPC member companies that qualified for awards include:
Advance Paper Box
Amcor Tobacco Packaging
American Carton Company
Cascades Boxboard Group
Climax Manufacturing Company
Graphic Packaging International
F.M. Howell & Company
Innomark Packaging Solutions
Neff Packaging Solutions
Rose City Printing & Packaging
Royal Paper Box
Southern Champion Tray
The Standard Group
Tap Packaging Solutions
Taylor Box Company
Warneke Paper Box Company
“Safety is of utmost importance in the packaging industry and it is a testament to our members that such a large group can claim this achievement year after year,” expressed Brian Chaisson, director of industry benchmarking at PPC.
“The companies that received safety awards are outstanding examples of what can be achieved when leaders and team members work together to create a safety focused culture, certainly a great message from the paperboard packaging industry,” remarked Scherger.
Now in its 84th year, PPC is the leading industry association serving suppliers and converters of all forms of paperboard packaging. PPC works to grow, promote and protect the paperboard packaging industry while providing its members with resources and tools to compete effectively and successfully in the marketplace. For more information, call 413.686.9191 or visit www.paperbox.org.