July 18, 2011
Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), Irvine, Calif., has been awarded the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award from the National Safety Council. The award is given to companies that have a lost-time injury rate of less than 50 percent of companies in the same business classification.
The National Safety Council tracks data in accordance with the federal OSHA calendar year standard. During the last calendar year, TIEM achieved a lost-time incident rate less than 7 percent of the average rate in the same business classification.
TIEM works to incorporate safety awareness and risk reduction into all plant activities associated with the manufacture of lift trucks and replacement parts for industrial lift trucks and tow tractors, along with the assembly of motor vehicle parts and accessories. The company’s focus on safety has resulted in reduced absenteeism, lower turnover rates, higher productivity, and better-quality products, according to the company.