GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2018) – Labor Cabinet Workplace Standards Commissioner Ervin Dimeny visited Adient in Georgetown today to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the 1,029,749 production hours worked without a lost-time incident by employees.
“Congratulations to Adient in Georgetown on earning its second Governor’s Safety and Health Award,” said Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “This accomplishment of working over one million hours without a lost-time incident does not occur without the dedication from everyone in the company to workplace safety. On behalf of Governor Bevin and the Labor Cabinet, it is my honor to acknowledge this achievement for the hard-working men and women at Adient.”
Established in 2016, Adient produces and delivers automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major original equipment manufacturers. Adient is the largest global automotive seating supplier with 75,000 employees operating in 230 manufacturing plants in 33 countries worldwide. Currently, Adient employs over 700 employees at its Georgetown facility.
“Safety is our most valuable metric with Adient,” said Todd Bruno, plant manager. “The Georgetown facility embraces safety each day. This is most evident as we recently surpassed one million hours without a lost-time accident for the second time in the last three years. This is an amazing accomplishment and further exemplifies our total commitment to a safe workplace.”
State Sen. Damon Thayer (Georgetown) and State Rep. Phillip Pratt (Georgetown) also offered praise.
“I am proud to offer my congratulations to the dedicated men and women at Adient in Georgetown for their drive to provide a safe and healthy working environment,” said Sen. Thayer. “This award is well-deserved, and I applaud the company for its continual commitment to the protection and well-being of its employees.”
“Congratulations to Adient on their commitment to worker safety,” said Rep. Pratt. “Our whole community benefits from companies like Adient which prioritize a safe and healthy workplace, and as a result make our area a great place to live.”
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.
According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Kentucky employers reported the lowest incident rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the state’s history.
Based on a mathematical calculation that describes the number of recordable incidents per 100 full-time employees, Kentucky’s rate improved from 3.7 in 2015 to 3.4 in 2016. This rate has steadily declined since it was first calculated in 1996, when a rate of 8.4 was reported.
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