DICKSON, Tenn.—Zochem L.L.C. is gaining an enviable safety record at its two facilities in Dickson and Brampton, Ontario, going a combined 15 years between the plants without recording an OSHA injury.
In recognition of this, the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers has awarded its Gold Safety Award to the North American supplier of zinc oxide powder and pellets, specifically to the "Zochem South" plant in Tennessee. This is the second consecutive year for Zochem to receive the "Gold" award. "Zochem North" in Brampton received an honorable mention this year at ARPM's Environmental Health and Safety Summit.
"The prestigious Safety Awards Program recognizes safety in the rubber manufacturing industry by facilities that have achieved a level of safety performance above the industry average," Zochem said in a statement.
Awards are based on data reported on a company's annual OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. The Dickson facility has gone six years without an injury and the Brampton plant is approaching nine years without lost time due to an injury.