Worzalla Honored by Industry for Workplace and Safety Practices
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Worzalla Named Best Workplace and Safety Shield Awardee in Printing Industries of America’s Best Workplace in the Americas 2020 Competition
Stevens Point, Wis. – Worzalla, an employee-owned printing company specializing in high-quality custom products including popular children’s books and movie tie-in books, has been awarded the Best Workplace and Safety Shield designations in the 2020 Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) awards competition. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Worzalla has been recognized as a Best Workplace in the Americas and the second consecutive year for receiving the Safety Shield award.
The BWA awards recognize companies that create the best environments for their employees. The BWA awards, presented by Printing Industries of America (PIA), is awarded annually to only those companies meeting rigorous standards in human resources practices.
“To be honored once again by our industry’s leading group for our employee culture and safety record validates all that we have been doing to create a positive experience for all of our associates,” said Brianne Petruzalek, Director of Human Resources at Worzalla.
A panel of printing industry HR professionals evaluated applicants in three categories: Communications & Culture, Employee Resources & Benefits, and Safety & Work Environment. Companies that applied for a Safety Shield designation were evaluated based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance standards and best practices in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) practices.
“Worzalla is one of the premier companies in the printing industry for employee experiences,” said Adriane Harrison, Vice President of Human Relations at PIA. “This award is a testament to Worzalla’s leadership in developing an ‘employer of choice’ culture.”
Michael F. Makin, President and CEO of PIA, added, “The Best Workplace in the Americas award winners stand among the most distinguished printing industry leaders by human resources standards. Congratulations to Worzalla for its outstanding achievement in human resources excellence.”
Last year, Worzalla hit a momentous milestone when they reached over 1 million hours without a lost time accident. They also revamped their onboarding and training programs, introduced a mentorship program, and increased efforts around employee recognition and engagement.
“These repeat honors from BWA are thanks entirely to the dedication day in and out from all of our associates,” said Jim Fetherston, President and CEO of Worzalla. “We are honored to be recognized as among the best in our industry as we strive to give our employees an exceptional workplace.”
For more information, visit www.worzalla.com.