Seafood processing is an inherently high-risk operation with a high rate of workplace injuries, especially for newly hired employees. This case study explores how King & Prince adopted a robust workplace safety onboarding program to dramatically improve workplace safety.
As a part of Nissui, the second largest seafood company in the world, King & Prince Seafood is a leading supplier of value-added seafood for food service operations. The company’s three U.S. plants process, package, and ship fish, shrimp, calamari, crab, surimi, and seafood blends.
Seafood processing is an inherently high-risk operation with a high rate of workplace injuries. Rodney Basaldua, the newly promoted Safety Manager at King and Prince took stock of the company’s safety training programs to see if a new approach was needed.
“I took all the injury reports we had, whether they were OSHA recordable or not, and analyzed them and found that 85% of injuries involved employees with 60 days or less of employment. Of the 33 OSHA injuries that year, the majority were slips, trips or falls by new employees,” says Basaldua.