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OSHA to collaborate on massive gummy bear factory

new gummy bear factory

“The 500,000-square-foot project calls for nearly 400 workers making ‘Goldbears’”

This facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin will be home to a new facility for Haribo USA, a subsidiary of the German company that created the first gummy candy in 1922. This facility will be the company’s largest capital investment in its history.

OSHA’s Strategic Partnership Program provides opportunities for the agency to collaborate with employers, workers, professional or trade associations, labor organizations, and other stakeholders.” These unique agreements are meant to assist partners’ efforts to “eliminate serious hazards and enhance workplace safety and health practices” across major corporations and private industries. With this partnership, there are some requirements like daily audits and monthly comprehensive audits while also providing education on workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Manufacturing facilities must comply not only with labeling requirements but also with health and safety. As production needs increase, the regulations and safety measures become even more critical.  Streamlining labeling helps companies pivot and plan when demand increases or the need for ‘Goldbears’ is made clear.