Textron fastener plant wins Michigan safety award

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: workplace safety

Textron Fastening Systems’ North Holly Road Operations received the CET Silver Award recently from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) for an outstanding safety and health record.

MIOSHA acting director Martha B. Yoder presented the award to Larry Harris, operations manager, and Safety Committee members Ken Mayer, Brandt Brownrigg, Doug DuBois, Brad Booth, Dave Farner, Jim O’Dea and Jim Devine. The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth (DLEG).

The MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division recognizes the safety and health achievements of Michigan employers and employees through CET Awards, which are based on excellent safety and health performance. The CET Silver Award recognizes achievement of a range of 50,000 to 1,500,000 continuous hours worked (based on the employer’s size and type of business) without lost days.

“Our safety performance has been achieved through teamwork. Everyone has made significant contributions, so we would like to recognize every employee for this achievement,” said Harris. “We have shown continuous improvement for the past five years because everyone does their part to look out for their own safety and that of their fellow workers.”

North Holly Road Operations’ outstanding safety and health record came from several areas, including: a solid MYP (Multi-Year Plan) geared toward safety; daily safety shift huddles with all employees; weekly supervisor audits with employee involvement; glove implementation policies to eliminate lacerations; and monthly training during plant meetings. 

“Companies that establish an integrated safety and health program reap the benefits of significantly reducing their injury and illness rates,” said Yoder. “Reducing these rates not only protects your employees–it has a healthy impact on your bottom line.”

North Holly Road Operations employs 70 employees, and manufactures internally and externally threaded fasteners for the automotive industry. Major customers include: General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and AutoAlliance.

Headquartered in Troy, Mich., USA, Textron Fastening Systems Inc. is a leading provider of value-based fastening solutions, engineered fastening systems, state-of-the-art assembly technology, and inventory management and application engineering services. With 9,000 employees worldwide, Textron Fastening Systems supplies value-added products, systems and services to customers in more than 150 countries.

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