AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, announced the recipients of the Independent Safe Shop Awards. These awards recognize outstanding performance in plant safety over the past year, reflecting a steadfast dedication to the well-being of employees.

As a hallmark initiative of AICC, these awards serve as a testament to the industry’s unwavering commitment to fostering safe working environments. Companies that have demonstrated exemplary safety records and adherence to stringent safety protocols were recognized at the 2024 Spring Meeting.

Member companies had to meet rigorous criteria to qualify for this prestigious recognition, including maintaining a 2023 OSHA Recordable Incident Rate of less than 3.0 and achieving a 2023 OSHA Lost Work Days Incident Rate of zero.

The esteemed recipients of the 2024 Independent Safe Shop Awards are:

• Akers Packaging Service Group (Chicago, Hoosier, Huntington, Middletown, Mount Vernon, Webster West locations)

• American Packaging Corp

• Leaman Container

• Master Packaging (Borden and Dieppe locations)

• Niagara Sheets

• Unicorr Packaging/Vermont Container

• Wunderlich Fibre Box Company

These companies exemplify the highest standards of safety excellence within the packaging industry, setting a benchmark for their peers to aspire to. Their dedication to ensuring the well-being of their workforce underscores the core values of AICC and reinforces the importance of prioritizing safety in all aspects of operations.

“Every AICC member makes safety priority one in their operations. It’s always a pleasure to award those members that achieve this recognition as a part of their safety initiatives,” said AICC President Mike D’Angelo.
“We like to see this list of winners grow each year!”

For more information about the Independent Safe Shop Awards and AICC’s ongoing initiatives, visit

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