An alliance of the independent grocery and convenience store industries.

2018-2019 Excellence in Safety Award Recipients

 Excellence in Safety - Small Business

Olympia Grocery Outlet

Albert and Mae Respicio

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Olympia Grocery Outlet's award. 

 Excellence in Safety - Large Business

Harbor Wholesale Foods

Heather Jorgensen, Travis Brock, Ryan Phillips

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Harbor Wholesale Foods' award. 

Does your team of employees work hard to keep their employees safe? If so, we have a perfect way to for your store or business to be recognized for their hard work and commitment to safety!! This award is a proactive way to engage membership, benchmark performance, recognize companies and sustain retro performance focusing on prevention for our Retro participants. 
Eligibility: Any company that is actively enrolled in the 2018-2019 Washington Food Industry Association Retrospective Rating Program and who has not been part of the WFIA Waiver Program the last 2-years may apply for the EISA award. Annual paid premium is based on the company’s entire annual workers’ compensation paid premium in Washington State. However, each establishment must submit their own application, and it will be reviewed individually under the company’s category size. 

  • January 1 through February 15, 2019 companies may submit their WFIA EISA application.
  • February 16 through April 15, 2019, WFIA and ERNwest will review applications, contact and schedule onsite reviews with the establishments whose self-assessment scores > 90+ on the self-assessment form.
  • April 16 through May 15, 2019, WFIA and ERNwest will recognize the top 3 winners: 1- small group; 1-medium group; and 1-large group winner.


Award: One winner from each group will receive an award, a gold seal of excellence in safety which can be posted on their website and other printed materials, prize money, and their Retro refund check one month early to be delivered June 1, 2019.
Prize money

      • 1-Small Group with annual paid premium up to $50,000 would receive a bonus check of $2,500.
      • 1-Medium Group with annual paid premiums between $50,001 and $100,000 would receive a bonus check of $5,000.
      • 1-Large Group with annual paid premiums of $100,001 or higher would receive a bonus check of $7,500.

 Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019

For questions please contact Robert Mitchell at or 360-753-5177. 

Washington Food Industry Association

P.O. Box 706

1415 Harrison Ave NW, Suite 101

Olympia, WA 98502

Tel: 360-753-5177


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