Kennametal named among America's safest companies

November 2, 2011

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has announced that it has been named one of America's Safest Companies by EHS Today, an environment, health, and safety industry publication.

Kennametal was selected among America's Safest Companies for its comprehensive commitment to employee health and safety. The award serves as an affirmation of the company's 100% Safe philosophy — a philosophy that encompasses the company worldwide from senior leadership to every employee.

"Our people are our competitive advantage, and a 100% Safe work environment helps ensure we are protecting our most valued assets every day," said Kennametal Chairman, President and CEO Carlos Cardoso. "Safety is good business, and it is no coincidence that firms with excellence in safety are among the top financial performers. Working safely is about all of us, and we are committed to creating a culture where we work 100% Safe, 100 percent of the time to continue to deliver on our promise to each other, our customers and our shareholders."

The company's designation as one of America's Safest Companies is only its most recent award. It has been recognized many times for its exceptional commitment to safety in the U.S. and around the world. The company's 100% Safe objectives are carried out through initiatives such as Management Based Safety — which engages the company's management team in leading safety processes — and a progressive Environmental, Health and Safety organization. In addition, Kennametal has a proactive Safety Leadership Team whose executive-level members conduct regular programs with employees.

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