Continental Conveyor Belt Plant Receives National Safety Award

Noria news wires

Legg Co., a unit of Continental's ContiTech division, recently earned a national safety award from the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM).

Legg's conveyor belt plant in Halstead, Kansas, along with three other companies, each received gold awards for reporting no occupational injuries or illnesses during 2016, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA).

"This is indeed an honor for Legg, ContiTech and our Halstead, Kansas, plant," said Jim Hill, president of ContiTech North America and head of the North American conveyor belt operations. "It is a testament to the tremendous work ethic and dedication to safe habits of general manager John Blankenship; head of production and safety Cody Knauss; the entire Halstead management, staff and workers; and their attention to safety awareness and accident prevention through behavior-based safety audits."

ARPM's awards program recognizes safety in the rubber industry by awarding facilities that have achieved a level of performance above industry average. Awards are based on data reported by the company's annual OSHA 300 log of work-related injuries and illnesses.

"This program honors leaders in our association for achieving excellence in safety and health," said Letha Keslar, ARPM's managing director. "These member companies are making safety a top priority and have gone to extensive measures to assure their most valuable asset, their employees, are safe on the job."

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