OSHA Success Story: Schoeneck Containers’ Passion for Safety

Schoeneck Containers, Inc. (SCI), a plastic container manufacturer in New Berlin, Wis., is featured as a “Small Business Success Story” by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

The story highlights the collaboration between SCI staffers and expert consultants from Wisconsin’s Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program (WisCon) to improve SCI’s safety and health culture.

The collaboration resulted in SCI achieving SHARP status a year after they and WisCon began working together.

SHARP stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program and is a recognition program by OSHA and state consultation programs for companies who have excellent health and safety program management systems in place.

SCI has maintained its SHARP status since 2004.

From the OSHA article:

“Through the years of working with the OSHA On-site Consultation Program, SCI has seen their injuries rate drop 90 percent. At the same time, SCI has almost doubled the size of its company. “On-Site Consultation works with small businesses to make them the best businesses whether they are looking to start a safety program, improve an existing program, or simply give a program a new target or goal to achieve SHARP status,” said Shoeneck’s Safety Facilitator, Rob Jackson. SCI strongly encourages other businesses to look into the OSHA On-site Consultation Program.”