Cady Bag, one of the most trusted PP bag manufacturers in South Georgia, is proud to announce 1,500 days (4 years) without LTA or Lost Time Accident. President and CEO Doug Smith cited how the year 2017 saw the company’s stronger commitment toward Safety and Employee Protection, further expressing how employees are major components of success for South Georgia’s leading polypropylene packaging business. Cady Bag’s foremost business principle is that nothing that their employees do for the company is more important or greater than doing it with safety in mind. The company’s milestone achievement was marked by a celebration held on July 12th, where CEO Doug Smith also awarded Cady Bag’s first Kathy Applebaum Safety Award to Cady’s HR/Safety Manager, Cathy Taft, who made significant contributions to the company’s Safety Success.
These safety learnings are not exclusive to PP and BOPP bag manufacturers but can be applied by various industry sectors in their own safety strategy. One of the main keys to success in safety compliance is the establishment of a safety committee that includes members from every department and from all levels of seniority ranging from executives and administrators down to hourly employees. By allowing representation for every sector within the company, the organization’s real state of safety can be taken into account and solutions can be designed and implemented based on feedback from all sectors. Because everyone is represented, the committee offers a neutral arena where everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute ideas on how to make enhancements to the company’s safety protocol. The establishment of a safety committee also helps ensure constant communication not only among different departments, but also in terms of distributing critical safety information, plans, and guidelines down the funnel as committee members can very easily relay and carry important safety messages to their respective teams. This centralizes safety planning and at the same time helps organizations create cohesive messaging that everyone understands.