AK Island Seafoods Of Kodiak Recognized For Workplace Safety

Juneau, AK (CompNewsNetwork) - Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Click Bishop approved Island Seafoods of Kodiak for the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
award as a result of outstanding employee safety and health programs.

“Island Seafoods is committed to providing a safe working environment, through training, adherence to
safety guidelines and regulations and by promoting a reward system for employee participation in and
contribution to maintaining a safe work place,” General Manager John Whiddon said. “Island Seafoods
and its parent company, Pacific Seafood Group, have worked to instill a ‘safety culture' in the
workplace that has resulted in a proactive approach to managing safety issues.”

Organizations that partner with AKOSH and achieve SHARP status are likely to experience fewer
workplace accidents and reduced workers' compensation insurance costs.

SHARP is a federal recognition program, administered by the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health
Section in the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Standards and Safety Division.
Participating employers are excused from programmed AKOSH enforcement inspections during the
recognition period. However, employee complaints, accident investigations or other significant incidents will
result in enforcement action.

The Department of Workforce Solutions subsequently issued the fine and back pay order totaling $16,549.93 against Javier Construction.  The total amount was remitted on June 3, 2010.

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