Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rynone Manufacturing Sets Safety Standard

This goes in the "give credit where credit is due" file.  Rynone Manufacturing is a local (Sayre, PA and Waverly, NY) business that manufactures kitchen cabinets and other kitchen related things.  It has been a Valley business for as long as I can remember.  But I can usually tell if a business is considered a "safe" place to work or not by the number of workers' compensation claims I've fought against it over the years.  And I must say that I believe I've only had one Rynone Claim within the last decade.  That's a safe employer.

From the Towanda Daily Review:

Since 2005, OSHA has repeatedly chosen to award the Rynone Manufacturing Corp. with SHARP certification - which stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program - a prestigious and difficult nationwide achievement to accomplish, according to Rynone Manufacturing Safety Manager Jim Rieker.  Receiving SHARP status is the highest safety designation bestowed on small businesses by OSHA and is achieved by demonstrating exceptional commitment and dedication to safety and occupational health in the workplace.  Rynone Manufacturing is one of approximately 1,100 businesses in America to earn this award.  Since 2005, Rynone is on a record 1,327 days with no lost time accidents. This equates to over 1,011,607 working hours, according to Rieker.