The plaque was presented by Gwendolyn Arps, Sr. Loss Control Representative at ACUITY, to Joe Miller, COO, and Janice Wuestneck, Safety Coordinator, Multi-Conveyor. The award presentation was also accompanied by Tom Paroubek, owner of the Paroubek Insurance Agency of DePere.
Ms. Arps of ACUITY explains, "Less than 4% of our manufacturing insureds earn this award due to the stringent selection criterion that includes management commitment to safety; safety best practice implementation for your size and company operation; and low claim frequency and severity rates." It is difficult for companies to qualify for an initial award much less three prominent successive recognitions.
When asked how many other companies share this same award status, Paroubek replied, "This truly is a prestigious award. It is a very rare occurrence to receive this accreditation 4 out of 5 years."
At Multi-Conveyor, safety is taught to every employee working on the manufacturing floor and in the offices of the entire 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Factors that qualified Multi-Conveyor for this award include
absolute minimal employee loss-time accidents, a meticulous working environment, and a genuine concern for the well-being of their employees. Multi-Conveyor's safety record also contributed towards an excellent EMR
(Experience Modification Rate), a rating used by the insurance industry to determine worker’s compensation rates.
"At Multi-Conveyor, we pride ourselves on keeping our employees’ best interests at heart which is why we take time and effort for education safety,” says Ms. Wuestneck. "We are very excited to be recognized for a fourth Safety Achievement Award". Jan not only spearheads policies but also co-oversees OSHA requirements for the company.
“The ACUITY Safety Award is a testament to the commitment to the overall work ethics practiced by our employees as they apply safety principles and continue their dedication to the programs we’ve put in place,” explains Joe Miller, COO. “In our industry, workplace safety hazards are subject to continual change based on our current projects. It requires a considerable amount of skill and effort by our Safety Team to continually identify and react to new situations."
ACUITY, headquartered in Sheboygan, WI, is a property and casualty insurer that operates in 25 states, generates over $1.3 billion in revenue through 1,000 independent agencies, and manages nearly $4 billion in assets. Named #9 on the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” 2017 list, ACUITY employs over 1,200 people.