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Alan C. McMillan, the president and chief executive officer of the National Safety Council (NSC), and president of the International Safety Council, recently presented DaimlerChrysler
“During a tour of your facility, I learned first-hand how DaimlerChrysler is furthering its global reputation as a best-in-class safety organization throughout
“Since 1999, DaimlerChrysler has been trying to close the gap with other automotive manufacturers,” said James Thomas, director of health, safety and medical operations, Chrysler Group. “As recognized by the National Safety Council’s evaluations, DaimlerChrysler has made great progress in safety and health awareness programs.”
Five facilities received awards for a minimum of 480 consecutive work hours without an accident or property damage involving a lift truck. Four received “Significant Improvement Awards” for having reduced the number of injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by 20 percent from the previous year. Five locations received “Perfect Record Awards” recognizing facilities that have completed a period of 12 consecutive months without one occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work. Two received the “1 Million Work Hours Award” and another two received “6 Million Work Hours Award” for consecutive work hours without an injury or illness that resulted in days away from work. This award is rarely given because it requires consecutive years of achieving zero injuries and illnesses to attain.
An even rarer safety award, “10 Million Hours Award” was presented to Toluca Assembly for outstanding safety accomplishment for consecutive work hours without an injury or illness that resulted in days away from work.
“The management and employees of this facility are to be commended for their commitment toward achieving this remarkable distinction,” said McMillan.
In addition to the awards in
The National Safety Council was formed nearly 100 years ago out of a concern for the safety of workers. DaimlerChrysler shares the National Safety Council’s history and historical commitment to protecting the safety and health of its workers and the driving public.
DaimlerChrysler has been a member of the National Safety Council since 1922.