Benchmade Knife Company & OBI CompSAFE
Building a Safe Work Environment for Builders of Fine Knives
Based in Clackamas since 1990, Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. manufactures knives for a loyal and ever growing following of knife users around the globe. Both Benchmade’s products and its corporate culture have earned a host of awards – from Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best for Hunting” to “Most Admired Company in Oregon” from the Portland Business Journal. The company’s commitment to world-class quality manufacturing is embodied in its motto – It’s Not Just a Knife. It’s a Benchmade.
“I came to Benchmade in 2008, and soon after, we joined OBI,” said Ron Britt, Benchmade Knife Company’s Director of Human Resources. “I’ve been very active on the Employment Practices committee, which has enabled me to stay abreast of legislative changes and create proposals based around initiatives.”
Another benefit of OBI membership for Benchmade has been the ability to participate in the OBI CompSAFE program. “As we’ve constantly improved our safety performance, we’ve become eligible for the program. It provides a significant premium reduction, as high as 14% for us. SAIF has always been fantastic to work with. They’re the experts, and are extremely responsive to questions and claims.”
“And the premium reduction we get through OBI CompSAFE more than covers our OBI membership fee.”