Wolf Creek Feedyard in Perryton, Texas, raises cattle and manufactures cattle feed. The company began in 1998 and has an employee stock ownership plan. Today, the 43 employees own 36 percent of the company.
Mr. Walt Garrison, General Manager, Wolf Creek Feedyard first heard about SHARP from the local cattle association. Later, a representative from the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation noted that Wolf Creek had the attitude and commitment to safety necessary to qualify for SHARP and encouraged the company to apply.
Walt Garrison said that once the employees and management saw the benefits and how safety affects the bottom line, it wasn't hard and it took about a year to implement changes in the day-to-day operations. He said, "Accidents cost, so employees were paying themselves to be safe."
The company reports workers' compensation premiums have gone down and productivity is up.
To Discuss Wolf Creek's SHARP Experience: (806) 435-5697.Back to Top
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