Skip to main content

Amusement Parks: Holiday World Wins Safety Award ‘First In Nation’ says Ind. Dept. Of. Labor


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.

Holiday World opens for the season on May 2 with the premiere of Pilgrims Plunge, the world’s tallest water ride. Both Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari will be open daily beginning May 15. For more information, visit the parks’ website at or call 1-877-463-2645.

See also:
Holiday World Wins National Award Park’s Allergen-Friendly Menu Praised
Food Drive: Families Who Give Also Receive at Holiday World
Holiday World Park’s ‘Flower Lady’ Retires at 98
Holiday World Owner Awarded "Heart of Indiana"

More from this author

Your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.

Find out how to update