Posted on Oct 14, 2011

October 4, 2011 - St. Louis, Mo. - The Shillington Box Company of St. Louis is the latest Missouri business to be added to the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program's (SHARP) list of exemplary members.

The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
issued a press release on September 22nd announcing that Shillington became the 36th business to be recognized by SHARP. Businesses earning this distinction show exemplary conduct in promoting workplace safety and employee health.

Shillington has been in business since 1906 and manufactures corrugated packaging materials. Many of their 67 employees are members of the Carpenter's Local District Council of Greater St. Louis.

For the past 10 years, Shillington has worked on improving employee health and safety through numerous changes. Improved safety and wellness programs for employees, plus a greater attention to employee safety suggestions and concerns has cut down tremendously on workplace injuries at their facilities.

When a business qualifies for SHARP they must first be a participant in Missouri's On-site Safety and Health Consultation Program which monitors safety measures and incidents. This program has already helped Missouri employers avoid $4.6 million in OSHA violations and correct over 5,600 serious workplace hazards before they became potential accidents.

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