COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers recently hosted its 2015 Environmental, Health and Safety Summit from June 11-12 in Columbus, focusing on best leadership and safety practices.
Manufacturing executives from across the U.S. took part in classes, discussions and presentations focused on workplace safety, including chemical safety, SDS labels, NFPA 70E, OHSA regulations, ergonomics, mill safety and environmental audits. Roundtable discussions included behavior based safety and near miss accidents.
APRM also implemented safety awards to recognize companies in the rubber manufacturing industry that have achieved world-class safety techniques going above and beyond the average regulations, the association said. The awards were given based on information from OHSA 300's log of work related injuries and illness.
HBD Thermoid Inc.'s Marion and Bellefontaine, Ohio, plants each received the Silver Achievement Safety Award, presented to worksites with no OSHA recordable occupational injuries or illnesses involving lost workdays or restricted work activity during 2014.
ARPM is a trade association with more than 70 members, managed by rubber leaders and serving the rubber industry.