Langley Township employer Mauser Packaging Solutions celebrated its recent achievement of Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE) certification in a ceremony at its local facility today.
“We are excited and honored to receive the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence certification,” said Plant Manager Matthew Ralph. “It’s an outstanding achievement made possible through dedicated commitment, passion and a never-ending pursuit to ensure a safe work environment. This certification delivers a solid foundation to enable continuous development of our safety program.”
OSSE is the workplace health and safety Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for BC manufacturers.
“In some industry sectors, COR certification is a prerequisite to bid on major projects,” notes Wayne Arondus, COO of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC, WorkSafeBC Certifying Partner for the OSSE program. “While that is not yet the case in many manufacturing industries, forward-thinking employers such as Mauser Packaging Solutions pursue OSSE certification to demonstrate their dedication to protecting workers and running a world-class, sustainable operation.”
The benefits of OSSE certification in worker health and safety and business sustainability are substantial. Dr. Sean Tucker, a researcher from the Centre of Management Development at the University of Regina, compared the average injury rates of manufacturing companies before and after OSSE certification. Preliminary results reveal nearly a 50 per cent reduction in time-loss injuries in OSSE certified companies from three years before certification to three years after.
Certified companies are also eligible for financial benefits, including a 10 per cent annual rebate on WorkSafeBC premiums and a new benefit that recognizes OSSE certification with a 15 per cent rebate on property and casualty insurance from CapriCMW.
Mauser Packaging Solutions earned a 95 per cent overall score in the comprehensive OSSE safety program audit performed by a certified external auditor, 15 per cent higher than the 80 per cent required to achieve certification.
“We are delighted to celebrate this achievement with Mauser today,” added Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC CEO Lisa McGuire. “By participating in the OSSE program, they clearly demonstrate that they are taking effective and proactive measures to develop and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for their people.”
About Mauser Packaging Solutions
Mauser Packaging Solutions is a global leader in solutions and services across the packaging lifecycle, providing large and small metal, plastic, fiber and hybrid packaging worldwide to companies in industries from food, beverage, personal care and pharmaceuticals to chemicals, petrochemicals, agrochemicals and paints. Bringing together the very best of its four legacy companies—BWAY, MAUSER Group, NCG and ICS—Mauser Packaging Solutions offers its customers true sustainability at scale.
Mauser Packaging Solutions’ global headquarters is located in Oak Brook, Illinois and employs more than 11,000 team members worldwide. Mauser Packaging Solutions is a Stone Canyon Industries LLC company. Stone Canyon Industries is a global industrial holding company based in Los Angeles, California.