WASHINGTON (April 19, 2012)—The Rubber Manufacturers Association has honored five of its member companies for improvements in tire factory worker health and safety.
Winning the RMA Safety and Health Improvement Program awards are plants operated by Bridgestone Americas Inc., Michelin North America Inc., Pirelli Tire L.L.C.. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Goodyear.
Two categories of awards are presented to companies that demonstrate workplace safety improvements, which are measured by the incidence rate for lost workday cases. The “Excellence” category is for facilities that achieve an incidence rate that is 75 percent better than the average achieved by plants that provide data to RMA.
The “Improvement” award is for plants that achieve an incidence rate that is both 10 percent better than its rate in the previous year and the same or better than the RMA average incidence rate.