Four domestic tire manufacturers were recognized by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) for excellence and improvements in worker health and safety.
The RMA Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) was created in 1981, and it recognizes member companies for excellence and improvement in worker health and safety.
“RMA members are committed to promoting a strong safety culture at their company facilities,” says Anne Forristall Luke, CEO and president of the RMA. “RMA’s annual SHIP Award recognizes these efforts that achieve measureable advancements in worker safety.”
Awards are given in two categories, and manufacturers 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% better than the average achieved by plants that provided data to RMA.
The “improvement” award is for plants that achieve a DART rate that is both 10% better than its rate in the previous year and is the same or better than the RMA average incidence rate.
Four plants, all operated by Michelin North America Inc., earned the excellence awards. Twelve plants from Bridgestone Americas Inc., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and Michelin earned improvement awards.
Forty-seven plants from RMA member companies supplied data for the annual survey to be eligible for awards.
Michelin: Columbia, S.C., Greenville, S.C., Midland City, Ala., and Starr, S.C.
Bridgestone: Bloomington, Ill., Long Beach, Calif., Warren County, Tenn., and Wilson, N.C.
Cooper: Tupelo, Miss.
Goodyear: Akron, Ohio, and Lawton, Okla.
Michelin: Ardmore, Okla., Asheboro, N.C., Greenville, S.C., Norwood, N.C., and Sandy Springs, S.C.
For more information about the RMA, visit www.rma.org.