Jun 9, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Bridgestone Bandag Facility Exceeds One Million Man-Hours Without a Lost-Time Accident

Bridgestone Bandag teammates celebrate safety milestone

This is a major milestone that represents not only a million man hours, but also millions of safe decisions made by our teammates.

Christy Brasher, Griffin plant manager

Griffin, Georgia, plant celebrates safety milestone

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced today that its Bandag manufacturing facility in Griffin, Georgia, has operated for more than one million man-hours without a lost-time accident.

“Safety is a core value at Bridgestone,” said Christy Brasher, Griffin plant manager. “In Griffin, and throughout our company, we take safety very seriously. This is a major milestone that represents not only a million man hours, but also millions of safe decisions made by our teammates. We are very proud of this achievement, which is a demonstration of our commitment, our processes and the dedication of our team.” 

The Griffin plant has established fundamental safety activities that incorporate strong cross-functional employee involvement. Safety activities include behavior-based safety evaluations, proactive hazard identification and safety inspections, root cause analysis and engineering automation. Safety is a top priority for all teammates. 

The Griffin plant has a long history of safety, including three Excellence Awards from the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s (RMA) Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP). Created in 1981, the SHIP awards encourage and reward RMA members’ commitment to worker health and safety. The “Excellence” category recognizes facilities that achieve a Days Away Restricted Transfer (DART) rate that is 75 percent better than the average achieved by plants that provided data to RMA.

For more information about the company’s commitment to the health and safety of employees, visit BridgestoneAmericas.com.