Tire makers recognized for safety


Four tire manufacturers were recognized for improvements in worker health and safety at the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s (RMA) annual meeting recently.

RMA’s Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) recognizes member companies that achieve significant enhancements in worker health and safety with awards. The SHIP awards encourage and reward a company’s demonstrated commitment to worker health and safety.

For 2013, three Excellence awards and 11 Improvement Awards were presented.

Excellence Awards
Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group – Graniteville, South Carolina
Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions -Griffin, Georgia
Pirelli Tire LLC – Rome, Georgia

Improvement Awards
Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group – LaVergne, Tennessee
Des Moines, Iowa
Wilson, North Carolina
Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions – Abilene, Texas
Michelin North America, Inc.- Greenville, South Carolina (US1)
Greenville, South Carolina (PRIME)
Midland City, Alabama (US4)
Lexington, South Carolina (US7)
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company –
Danville, Virginia
Akron, Ohio

“Today’s awards are clear evidence of this industry’s strong and tireless commitment to worker safety,” said Charles Cannon, RMA president and CEO.

Two categories of awards are presented to companies that demonstrate workplace safety improvements, which are measured by the incidence rate for lost workday cases. The “Excellence” category is for facilities that achieve a Days Away Restricted Transfer (DART) rate that is 75 percent better than the average achieved by plants that provided data to RMA.

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