Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli are winners in RMA's SHIP Awards
WASHINGTON—Bridgestone Americas Inc., Michelin North America Inc. and Pirelli Tire L.L.C. won Excellence Awards in the Rubber Manufacturers Association's 2014 Safety and Health Improvement Program Awards, the RMA announced.
Bridgestone and Michelin also won SHIP Improvement Awards, as did Goodyear and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Created in 1981, the SHIP Awards honor RMA member companies that achieve significant enhancements in worker health and safety at their facilities.
Excellence Awards go to tire makers that achieve at their facilities a Days Away Restricted Transfer rate that is 75 percent better than the average achieved by plants that submitted data to the RMA, the association said.
Improvement Awards go to plant that achieve a DART rate that is both 10 percent better than the previous year and the same as or better than the average RMA incidence rate.
The RMA gave Excellence Awards to Bridgestone facilities in Long Beach, Calif., and Oxford, N.C.; the Michelin plants in Starr and Starr-Anderson, S.C.; and the Pirelli facility in Rome, Ga.
Improvement Awards went to the Bridgestone plants in Wilson, N.C., and Abilene, Texas; the Cooper facilities in Tupelo, Miss., and Clarksdale, Tenn.; the Michelin plants in Sandy Springs and Spartanburg, S.C., Fort Wayne, Ind., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and the Goodyear facilities in Buffalo, N.Y., Gadsden, Ala., and Lawton, Okla.