Bridgestone Metalpha USA, Inc. Receives Commissioner's Safety AwardWednesday, July 29, 2009 | 08:24 am
COMPANY RECEIVES AWARD FOR THE FOURTH TIME
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Bridgestone Metalpha USA, Inc. in Clarksville was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety. The award was given today at the 32nd Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.
"Bridgestone Metalpha USA, Incorporated has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Neeley, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company today. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”
The Commissioner’s Award honors Tennessee employers and their employees who together have achieved a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday case and have maintained total injury and illness incidence rates below the national average. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.
Bridgestone Metalpha USA, Inc. employs nearly 400 people in the manufacturing of steel tire cords and tire cord fabrics. The facility has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 800,000 hours without a lost time or injury. This company also received this award in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Safety Awards Program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety. The program recognizes manufacturing and construction firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain a safe and healthful workplace.
To obtain an application or additional information on the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) Safety Awards Program, contact the safety grant manager in Nashville at (800) 325-9901 or (615) 741-5281.
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