For Kevin Emerick, workplace safety is no mere box to be checked on a To-Do List. It is about people. It is about family. It is about sending members of your work family home safe after each and every workday.
“With the median tenure at our company at almost 25 years, we are family, and the last thing you want to see is someone in your family get hurt or worse,” said Emerick (shown above), risk manager for Woodfold Mfg., Inc., a Forest Grove, Oregon-based company that makes custom-crafted accordion doors, roll-up doors, and hardwood shutters. Woodfold was established in 1957. Since then, the company has grown into one of the nation’s leading suppliers for residential and commercial installations. Although times have changed, some things at Woodfold have not. At least, not the values that really make a difference to their customers and employees.