Holiday World will be named the first theme park in the nation to achieve certification in the federally-recognized Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Thursday morning.

Three staff members from the Indiana Department of Labor will visit the park Thursday morning to present the INSHARP award. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s full-time staff of 80 will be on hand for the ceremony; the park also has 2,000 seasonal employees.

“Achieving this safety award required a group effort, with incredible dedication from our Safety Committee and our entire full-time staff,” says park president Will Koch. “There’s nothing more important than the safety of our guests and employees; we’re deeply committed to this.”

According to the Indiana Department of Labor, INSHARP status can be achieved when management and employees work together to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Holiday World employees take part in emergency response and rescue drills, conduct self-audits and feedback programs, plus participate in OSHA-related training.

For more information, visit the parks’ website or call 1-877-463-2645.

Released: 8 April, 2009
Media contact: Paula Werne,; 812-937-5209