Datwyler Pharma Packaging USA Case Study


Datwyler offers best-in-class packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotech markets, and operates according to the principle, “The Path to Patient Safety Starts with Datwyler.” Datwyler Pharma Packaging USA achieved outstanding results extending that commitment to encompass employee safety.

The Challenge

Manufacturing pharmaceutical packaging creates a variety of workers’ compensation exposures. Despite this, Datwyler was determined to have an exceptional workers’ compensation program, and engaged PMA Companies and their broker, EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, to achieve their goal. Their prescription for success started with a strategic, analytics-based risk service plan targeting their loss leaders, strains, and slips and falls. Solutions included on-site hazard assessments, a formal incident investigation program, supervisory training, ergonomic evaluations and controls, and a safety self-inspection process. A proactive claims and managed care program rounded out their 360° workers’ compensation program.

Partnership Results


  • 79% decrease in total claims frequency rate
  • 69% reduction in lost-time frequency rate
  • 82% decrease in medical-only frequency rate
  • 83% decrease in strains; 37% decrease in slips and falls
  • 64% medical bill savings
  • 93% average PPN penetration

Partnership Perspective

PMA has been a strategic partner with Datwyler and we are extremely proud of our success with PMA. Datwyler has seen significant reductions in our workers’ compensation claims over the past years. Datwyler’s success involves dedicated execution of the PMA Risk Control Service Plan, near-miss reporting, safety inspections, employee safety training, and most importantly, employee collaboration and participation. Datwyler’s employees, safety committee and teams have been instrumental towards our safety success.

— Michael Roadside
Environment, Health & Safety Manager, Datwyler


“We would like to highlight the exceptional work and collaboration with Mike Roadside, Datwyler EHS Manager. He has worked seamlessly with the PMA team to implement the Risk Control Service Plan. We appreciate his consistent communication, strong partnership and drive to further improve workplace safety. Congratulations to Datwyler on receiving the Citation of Merit Certificate from the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development and PMA’s Risk Management Excellence Award.”

— Heather Smith, ARM
Senior Strategic Risk Control Consultant, PMA Companies

About Datwyler
Datwyler is a leading industrial supplier and a key player in the global healthcare world. Our state-of-the-art solutions for drug packaging and medical devices, build on over 100 years of experience. Within our healthcare offering, we provide a unique range of products and services including the most advanced elastomer formulations, coatings, aluminum seals, and processing technologies.

About PMA Companies
PMA Companies (PMA) is a trusted leader and recognized expert in commercial risk management insurance solutions and services. PMA specializes in workers’ compensation, commercial auto, general liability, and commercial package & umbrella coverages as well as offering claims administration and risk management services. PMA Companies is part of Old Republic International, a Fortune 500 company (NYSE: ORI). ORGIG.COM