NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Firestone Industrial Products Co. L.L.C., a developer of technology to eliminate vibration, achieved 4 million hours without a lost-time injury.
The company's Williamsburg, Ky., facility, which employs 500 people, reached the safety milestone, according to a Firestone news release.
The facility, one of Firestone's two in the U.S., has received multiple safety and quality awards and certifications in its 30 years of operation, including: five Kentucky Governor's Safety and Health awards, TS16949 and ISO14001.
Firestone's safety program includes training, evaluation of basic systems, internal audits and continuous improvement. Employees participate in annual proactive safety activities that include identifying hidden dangers, behavioral safety observations and safety audits. Daily, monthly and quarterly meetings round out the company's focus on workplace safety and process safety management.
Firestone Industrial specializes in air spring manufacturing and technology for vehicles such as commercial trucks and trailers, cars and sport utility vehicles.