Indiana Furniture's plywood facility recognized for workplace safety
Indiana Furniture recognized by INSHARP for workplace safety

JASPER, Ind. – Indiana Furniture's plywood manufacturing facility in Jasper, Indiana, has again been recognized for its ongoing workplace safety through the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) certification.

The contract furniture manufacturer noted less than 45 Indiana businesses have achieved INSHARP certification.

“This is an incredible honor and a reflection of the hard work of each and every one of our employees,” said Greg Hildenbrand, Safety and Environmental engineer for Indiana Furniture. “We’ve created a mindset within our facilities to put safety first. It’s a part of everything we do. Receiving INSHARP recertification is a significant achievement and a testament to the focus and dedication of our entire company.”

INSHARP is a federally recognized program. To participate in INSHARP, a company must develop, implement, and maintain an exemplary worker safety and health management system and pass a comprehensive evaluation. In addition, the facility’s Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) and Total Recordable Case (TRC) rates must be below the national industry average.

Headquartered in Jasper, Indiana, Indiana Furniture is among the nation's largest contract furniture manufacturers, producing desks, workstations, seating, tables and workplace dividers for corporate, commercial, education and government agencies. Indiana Furniture is ranked 151 on the FDMC 300, an annual report which tracks the largest North American wood products producers.

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