Bosco's Pizza Company Receives State Award for Outstanding Safety and Health Record

Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280

April 3, 2013 - Bosco's Pizza Company received the CET Bronze Award today for an outstanding safety and health record from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

"We are honored to present this award to Bosco's Pizza Company. Food production can have significant workplace hazards, and we are pleased to recognize Bosco's efforts to protect its workers," MIOSHA Director Martha Yoder. "Their dedication sends the message to Michigan employers that focusing on safety up front is a sound business decision."

 

Director Yoder presented the award to Connie Jaracz, HR Manager, and Bryan Wilson, Plant Manager, in front of invited guests, management personnel, and employees that attended the presentation.

 

"We are proud to receive this award and we appreciate the recognition from MIOSHA," said Jaracz. "The entire team has worked hard to improve our safety performance and this is a great way to celebrate those efforts."

 

The MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division recognizes the safety and health achievements of Michigan employers and employees through CET Awards, which are based on excellent safety and health performance. The CET Bronze Award recognizes companies that reduced the injury rate by 50 percent or more in the last three years.

 

Bosco's has completed the following criteria to receive the Bronze Award:

  • Reduced injury/illness incident rate by more than 50 percent within the last three calendar years
  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system
  • Established a safety and health committee, with both employee and management participation 
  • Developed an employee training system, with an emphasis on how to do the work in a safe and healthful manner
  • Worked diligently to change their workplace culture to reflect the importance of worker safety

Bosco's has more than 188 employees, and is located in Warren, Michigan. The facility has worked with the MIOSHA CET Division for several years. CET Senior Safety Consultant Jeff Kelley performed a hazard survey on site, which is a part of the award process. This survey allowed them an opportunity to walk through the facility with a MIOSHA representative and correct any problem areas that were noted.

 

"Companies that establish an integrated safety and health program reap the benefits of significantly reducing their injury and illness rates," said Yoder. "Reducing these rates not only protects employees - it has a healthy impact on a company's bottom line."

 

Bosco's Pizza Company started in 1988 by personally delivering restaurant-quality frozen pizzas to nearby customers. Since then, company sales have grown 20 percent every year. Bosco's Pizza and Bosco Sticks are served for lunch in many of the nation's schools, and are also offered in plants, restaurants, recreation centers, sports arenas, theme parks and grocery stores. Last year, Bosco's sold more than 100 million of their pizza and Bosco's Sticks to 49 states. For more information visit www.boscospizza.com or call 586-756-0100.

 

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