Bridgestone plants earn safety and health awards

By |  April 17, 2014

Bridgestone Americas received four awards from the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association’s (RMA) Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) for safety performance of plants Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) operates.

According to a press release, the awards were presented for demonstrating workplace safety improvements measured by lost workday incidence rates. Bridgestone captured two Excellence Awards and two Improvement Awards at RMA’s annual meeting.

Bridgestone received Excellence Awards for its Long Beach, Calif., and Oxford, N.C., plants for achieving a Days Away Restricted Transfer (DART) rate that is 75 percent better than the average achieved by plants that provide data to the RMA. The company captured Improvement Awards for its Wilson, N.C., and Abilene, Texas, plants for achieving a DART rate that is both 10 percent better than its rate in the previous year and the same or better than the RMA average incidence rate.

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