With more than 100 employees, King Plastic Corporation, a company which manufactures polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes, has recently achieved OSHA SHARP recognition as a result of its commitment to continuous improvement in workplace safety and health.
Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors and its products are used in products for marine, architectural, healthcare, mining, corrosion resistance, signage, food service, general industrial, and many other applications and markets.
The company headquarters is a state-of-the-art, 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida. King’s facility operates 24 hours-per-day, 7 days-per-week.
A History of Focus on Safety: On-Site Consultation Visit and SHARP Recognition
- “Safety and health is a part of our culture. It comes from attitude and actions. Our employees begin safety training on their first day. The process never stops,” said Dale Givens, King’s Director of Operations.
- David Ashman, On-site Consultant for OSHA, said: “King Plastic Corporation has a top quality safety and health program. They have met all OSHA requirements, have maintained a low injury rate, are committed to safety throughout all levels of the company, have written safety programs, and have passed an in-depth safety and health audit. This makes King Plastic Corporation one of few to reach this goal.”
- “This is an outstanding accomplishment for King Plastic Corporation,” stated President, Jeff King, “In completing the SHARP designation process, King Plastic Corporation has proven its dedication to the health and safety of all our employees and to being a leader in our industry for best safety practices.” “I am so proud of our entire staff for their hard work and dedication they exhibited in allowing us to reach this significant goal!”
The SHARP award recognizes companies for a commitment to safety and health of their employees. Companies that qualify for the award must show they have developed and maintained exemplary safety programs for workers. To qualify for the program, injury and illness rates for the company must be below the national average for the industry, and the company must succeed in passing safety and health assessments conducted by USF’s Safety and Health Consultation Program over the course of several years. In Florida there are over 410,330+ small to medium size businesses, of those businesses only .0136% (56) have been SHARP accredited by OSHA