PRS Earns 2017 Platinum Award from Safety Council

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  1. Shawn@PRS

    Shawn@PRS yogi
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  2. Big Mard

    Big Mard Little Gassy Here

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    Congratulations,couldn't happen to a better bunch of folks.

    Safety Rocks
     
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  3. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    Congrats to everyone there! Well done!

    Shawn can correct me on this, but I believe the last accident at the factory was late Oct. 2015, when they let me slip into the vault and get on a tour.
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That's awesome! Hats off to a first class organization!
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    "The award was delivered by council members Alvin "Lefty" Jones, Tim "Niney" McCulloch, and Frank "One Eye" Burroughs..."
     
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Nice.
    It's always seemed safe when I was there.
     
  7. jfb

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    Awesome stuff. Congrats to the PRS family on making safety a priority and being recognized for that effort and success.
     
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  8. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Would that be the "Django Reinhardt memorial hand safety prize"?

    All kidding aside, having worked most of my career with large scale factory automation, this is a big deal and definitely something to be proud of.
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    It is fundamentally important things like this that carry over to the continued making of the best guitars and amplifiers on planet Earth.
     
  10. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Safe? Not for wallets! :D
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That's no lie!
     
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    Fantastic, a good safety record is indicative of an engaged management team and an interdependent culture, very hard to do and harder to sustain, well done guys!
     
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  13. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Safety first. Always want employees to go home in the same condition that they arrived!
     
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    This is so cool to realize such a great achievement and after too many years away from PRS.....I'm happy and proud to be back playing these wonderful works of art again!
     
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    Awesome! I worked in a machine shop for a few years owned by “old school” management. Aluminum dust on everything, no guarding on lathes, rancid coolant in our mills etc. All they cared about was production. I’m glad PRS cares about the employees, and makes the effort to protect them. Great company from top to bottom.
     
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  17. Shawn@PRS

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    Thanks guys. Our safety team consists of members of management and production employees from every department. They work very hard to keep everyone safe at work.
     
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  18. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    The only real danger in working (or even just visiting) the PRS factory is coming down with a severe and unrelenting case of GAS.
     
  19. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    I've had terminal GAS since the first time I stepped foot in the place!

    Kidding aside...congrats to the whole team Shawn. The first step to creating an outstanding product is caring about your employees.
     
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    Congratulations. As someone who spends a high proportion of their working life managing H&S in the workplace, I know just how much work must have gone into gaining this level of recognition.

    Amongst other more obvious benefits a safe workplace contributes to higher employee retention and a good reputation.
     
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