April 20, 2011
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) has announced the 2011 FMA/CNA Safety Awards winners. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA) company members, the program recognizes metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety.
The Safety Award of Honor is awarded to companies having perfect safety records, i.e., no recordable injuries or illnesses for the reporting period. Award winners were selected by an FMA safety committee sponsored by CNA Insurance Group and designed to promote safety in the industry. One of this year’s honor winners, Main Steel Polishing Co., Tinton Falls, N.J., has won for seven consecutive years.
Companies receiving the Safety Award of Honor include:
The Safety Award of Merit is awarded to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for the reporting period that is better than the published Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate by 10 percent or greater, based on their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. Of the merit winners, Anderson & Dahlen Inc. has won a safety award for five consecutive years and AK Tube LLC, Big J Enterprises and Shickel Corp. have won three years in a row.
The merit winners selected by the Safety Council include:
The 2011 Most Improved Safety Record was awarded to Main Steel Polishing Co., Inc. of Commerce, Calif., for posting an injury and illness incidence rate equal to or better than the published BLS rate, and also having the greatest percentage of improvement over the prior reporting year.
BTD Manufacturing Inc., Detroit Lakes, Minn.; J. L. Clark, Rockford, Ill.; and Olympic Steel, Schaumburg, Ill., were recognized with a 2011 Safety Honorable Mention Award for posting an injury and illness incidence rate for the reporting period that was equal to, but less than 10 percent better than the published BLS rate, based on their NAICS code.
"We congratulate all of our 2011 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners," said Gerald Shankel, president & CEO of FMA. "Participating in FMA's Safety Awards program recognizes employees' safe work habits, stimulates interest in accident prevention and promotes safety in the workplace."
To be eligible to receive recognition, companies were required to submit OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for the period Jan. 1, 2010, through Dec. 31, 2010. Firms of all sizes were eligible. Winners were selected based on NAICS code categories and BLS injury and illness incidence rates.
Based in Rockford, Ill., the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), is a professional organization with more than 2,100 members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH® exposition. FMA also has a technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating.