Pollak Industries is SHARP
After several years of coaching from OSHA’s Consultation program and a desire to reach the maximum recognition level for their safety agenda, Pollak Industries became a SHARP site in May 2003. Located in Pensacola, Florida, Pollak manufactures plant sleeves, survey stakes, and several concrete products. With a total of 128 employees, Pollak reports only 2 injuries/illnesses, a Total Case Incidence Rate (TCIR) rate of 3.8, and a Days Away, Restricted, Transfer (DART) rate of 0.0 after its first year in the SHARP program. These rates are especially impressive because Pollak’s workforce includes persons with developmental disabilities.
The safety and health culture at Pollak is strong and is faithfully communicated to both employees and customers alike. “The company is an ideal example in the execution of management commitment and employee participation,” says one of Pollak’s own. In addition to its philosophical dedication to safety and health, Pollak works hard to secure buy-in from all staff for its safety and health program; has established a highly respected safety committee â- on which employees are honored to serve; is dedicated to hazard analysis â-emphasizing hazard prevention and control; and makes safety and health training available to all employees. At Pollak, safety adds value on a daily basis, resulting in innovative accident prevention, employee confidence, and overall success for the triple bottom line.