KINGSTREE, S.C. (Sept. 23) — Firestone Building Products Co.´s Kingstree manufacturing plant — which specializes in EPDM roofing products — has been awarded the South Carolina Palmetto Star for outstanding performance in the area of worker health and safety.
The award is given to companies having comprehensive safety and health programs with injury incidence and lost-time workday injury rates at or below half the industry´s national average. Employees in Kingstree will be recognized for designing and implementing safety and health processes exceeding the strict standards of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration´s Voluntary Protection Program.
Adrienne R. Youmans, the state of South Carolina´s director of labor, will present the plant with its Palmetto Star award during a Sept. 26 recognition event and flag-raising ceremony. Among the attendees will be Mark Emkes, chairman and CEO of Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc.; Bob Walker, Bridgestone Americas safety and health director; and several local and state officials.