Pirelli is SHIP-shape for fourth year in a row

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For the fourth year in a row, Pirelli Tire North America has received the Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) award from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) for achieving significant improvements in worker health and safety over the last year.

The SHIP award was created in 1981 to encourage and recognize member rubber products manufacturers for safety and health advancements made in the workplace. The award was presented to Pirelli at the RMA’s annual meeting in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

There are two categories of awards, measured by the incidence rate for lost workday cases, with “Excellence” being the top award.

To achieve an “Excellence” award a plant must achieve an incidence rate that is 75% better than the average achieved by plants that provided data to RMA. Over 180 plants from 39 members supplied data to SHIP for the annual survey.

Pirelli’s MIRS plant in Rome, Ga., received the “Excellence” award for the fourth year in a row -– the only facility to ever receive it more than once, Pirelli reports.

Guy Mannino, president of Pirelli, said, "This is really incredible. To do it four years in a row is truly a testament not only to the manner in which Pirelli has designed safety into every aspect of our MIRS plant operations in Rome, but also to the safety consciousness of our workforce. MIRS is the best in class in tire manufacturing and I am extremely proud to accept this award on behave of every plant employee."

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