Making safety pay - winter, spring, summer and especially fall - for 20 years.



Jane Sheehan, President
Foundation for Blood Research
Scarborough, Maine

 
  The Foundation for Blood Research is a nonprofit biomedical research and testing facility in Scarborough, Maine, employing 30 people.  As a nonprofit, Sheehan says, that getting money back on any insurance is most welcome! And, because her organization relies on dwindling healthcare reimbursement for much of its income, the dividend is even more helpful. 
 
     
   


"Things are tight for everybody, including us. particularly because we are in the business of depending on reimbursement for healthcare services so it’s critical whenever we can get something like this.

It allows us to offer to look at what we’re offering to our employees in terms of salaries and future benefits and every little bit counts at a time like this."

 
 
     Go to the Foundation for Blood Research  Website  
     









Lance Smith, President
Smith’s Farm, Presque Isle, Maine

 
  Smith’s Farm is the largest broccoli producer east of the Mississippi and, chances are, if you buy broccoli in any supermarket on the East coast, it came from Smith’s. Lance Smith is the President and the farm is a MEMIC policyholder. Smith says he has plans for his dividend – he will use it to help reinvigorate his company’s safety effort by offering cash prizes to employees for the top 5 ideas to improve workplace safety at the farm.  And then he says, “we’re going to commit the resources to implement them.”
 
     
   


“In our end of season meetings this year, we had some discussions about our safety program, and we thought it was starting to take a backseat a little bit and we’ve decided this year to reinvest our dividend entirely back into our safety program.”

 
     Go to the Smith's Farm Website  
     









Richelle Wallace, Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Norway Savings Bank

 
  Smith’s Farm is the largest broccoli producer east of the Mississippi and, chances are, if you buy broccoli in any supermarket on the East coast, it came from Smith’s. Lance Smith is the President and the farm is a MEMIC policyholder. Smith says he has plans for his dividend – he will use it to help reinvigorate his company’s safety effort by offering cash prizes to employees for the top 5 ideas to improve workplace safety at the farm.  And then he says, “we’re going to commit the resources to implement them.”
 
     
   


"Norway Savings Bank is a community bank with about 270 employees at 23 locations in western and southern Maine.  Senior Vice President for Human Resources Richelle Wallace says that Norway Savings has already planned to invest their dividend in further bolstering their employee wellness activities. According to Wallace, Norway Savings wellness program has helped the company to not only improve the overall wellness of its workforce but also to reduce injuries as a result."

 
     Go to the Norway Savings Bank Website