GRIFFIN, Ga.—Bridgestone Americas said its Bandag manufacturing facility in Griffin has operated for more than one million man hours without an accident resulting in lost time.
The tire maker said its Griffin plant has established fundamental safety activities that incorporate strong cross-functional employee involvement. These initiatives include behavior-based safety evaluations, proactive hazard identification and safety inspections, root cause analysis and engineering automation.
“In Griffin, and throughout our company, we take safety very seriously,” Christy Brasher, Griffin plant manager, said in a statement. “This is a major milestone that represents not only a million man hours, but also millions of safe decisions made by our teammates. We are very proud of this achievement, which is a demonstration of our commitment, our processes and the dedication of our team.”
The Griffin plant has received recognition for its safety protocol initiatives and those include three Excellence Awards from the Rubber Manufacturers Association's Safety and Health Improvement Program. To receive the excellence honor, facilities must achieve a Days Away Restricted Transfer that ranks in the top 25 percent, according to data by plants to the RMA.