Worked more than 1 million hours without a lost time injury or illness
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 24, 2016) — Firestone Industrial Products in Williamsburg today was presented a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 1,107,767 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness.
Firestone Industrial Products specializes in air spring manufacturing and technology for products related to commercial trucks and trailers, cars, sport utility vehicles, light trucks, minivans, motor homes, buses, agricultural equipment, rail and industrial applications.
“Over 400 employees working together seamlessly and safely together is the kind of model to be emulated in businesses all across the state,” Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey said. “This is the third time that this facility has received a Governor’s Safety and Health Award since 2010 and it’s clear the kind of value that Firestone places on protecting its employees.”
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.
The Williamsburg Firestone facility received the Governor’s Safety and Health Award in 2010 and 2012 – also totaling over one million consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness. According to Firestone, employees take part in an established safety and health program which focuses on training, evaluation of basic systems, and internal audits over the course of regularly scheduled workplace safety meetings.