Con-way Manufacturing Receives Plant Safety Award

Noria news wires

Con-way Manufacturing was recently honored with the 2014 Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA).

The company also was a recipient of the award in 2004 and 2010-2013, making this the fifth straight year and sixth time overall that it has received this honor from TTMA.

Under the TTMA Plant Safety program, award winners are selected from member companies' yearlong occupational injury data, recorded in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) requirements. Con-way Manufacturing won in the "C" category, which includes plants that annually log 350,000 man-hours or less.

The company attributes much of its success to its emphasis on behavior-based safety strategies, which are designed to deeply engage employees in effective safety practice. From strategic planning and companywide top-to-bottom training to data analysis, problem-solving, process maintenance and follow-up audits, each employee is involved in a team effort to improve workplace safety.

"Everyone at Con-way understands that a continuously improving safety program is a critical component of our daily business," said Lynn Reinbolt, president of Con-way Manufacturing. "Receiving this award for the fifth consecutive year speaks to the ongoing collaborative efforts of our entire team toward the continued growth of the culture of safety we've established here."

TTMA is a member-based organization established to build confidence between manufacturers of truck trailers, cargo tanks and intermodal containers and their suppliers to bring about a mutual understanding of the problems confronting all manufacturers.

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