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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2016 –Six tire manufacturers were recognized for excellence and improvements in worker health and safety by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA).
RMA’s Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP), created in 1981, recognizes member companies for excellence and improvement in worker health and safety with awards. The SHIP awards reflect RMA members’ demonstrated commitment to worker health and safety.
“Safety is RMA members’ top priority for their products and their workplaces,” said Anne Forristall Luke, RMA president and CEO. “We are proud to recognize this commitment to safety.”
Two categories of awards are presented to companies that demonstrate workplace safety excellence and 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.
The “Improvement” award is for plants that achieve a Days Away Restricted Transfer (DART) rate that is both 10 percent better than its rate in the previous year and is the same or better than the RMA average incidence rate.
Seven Excellence awards and 13 Improvement Awards were presented.
Forty-five plants from RMA member companies supplied data for the annual survey to be eligible for awards. The data supplied to RMA is identical to information provided to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, which publishes annual injury and illness information on all industries.
|Bridgestone Americas, Inc.||Griffin, Georgia
Oxford, North Carolina
Trenton, South Carolina
|Cooper Tire & Rubber Company||Clarksdale, Mississippi|
|Michelin North America, Inc.||Starr, South Carolina (US8)
Anderson, South Carolina (US10)
|Yokohama Tire Corporation||West Point, Mississippi|
|Bridgestone Americas, Inc.||Graniteville, South Carolina
|Cooper Tire & Rubber Company||Tupelo, Mississippi|
|Michelin North America, Inc.||Spartanburg, South Carolina (US3)
Columbia, South Carolina (US5)
Lexington, South Carolina (US7)
Covington, Georgia (GEO)
|The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company||Fayetteville, North Carolina
Social Circle, Georgia
|Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.||White, Georgia|
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The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. All RMA press releases are available at www.rma.org.