June 12, 2012
AK Tube LLC's Walbridge, Ohio, plant has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest Ohio Safety Council.
The plant received the 100% Award for Safety for operating all year of 2011 without any lost-time injuries or illnesses. The recognition marks the fourth time that the plant has received this award. The plant also received a Special Award for Safety for operating 808,581 hours without a lost-time injury between March 17, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2011. This is the third time that the plant has received this award.
The plant also received the Safety Award of Merit in 2012 from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. With a total OSHA recordable injury rate of 0.63 for the full-year 2011, the safety performance for the plant was 9.5 times better than the rolled steel shape manufacturing industry average.
AK Tube LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of AK Steel, produces carbon and stainless ERW tubular steel products for truck, automotive, and other markets.