BEREA, Ky. (July 20, 2012) – Novelis Inc., whose 120 employees at its Berea recycling plant have worked in 1,251,330 hours without a “lost-time” injury or illness, was presented with a Governor’s Safety and Health Award.
Michael Dixon, commissioner of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Department of Workplace Standards, presented the award to company officials during a ceremony Thursday at the Berea facility.
The award is given to employers and employees who together have achieved a specified streak of hours worked without a recordable injury or illness.
“The managers and employees of Novelis have a collective vision of zero accidents – a lofty goal for such a complex operation,” Dixon said. “Meeting this challenge takes leadership, attentiveness and training. Novelis’ policy to investigate all injuries and illnesses, identify the root causes and implement corrective action keeps its employees safe in the workplace.”
Novelis’ plant in Berea is one of the world’s largest dedicated aluminum can recycling plant. The site melts down its recycled cans to produce sheet ingots for use in the production of new aluminum beverage cans.