Feb 17, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS
Firestone Industrial Products Facility Achieves One Million Man-Hours Without Lost-Time Accident
A milestone of this significance didn’t happen by coincidence. It took the effort of all of our teammates working together to create a safe work environment.
Michael Weir, plant manager
Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC (Firestone) announced today that its Williamsburg, Kentucky, manufacturing facility has reached the milestone of working one million man-hours without a lost-time accident.
“A milestone of this significance didn’t happen by coincidence. It took the effort of all of our teammates working together to create a safe work environment,” said Michael Weir, plant manager. “The safety of our teammates is the number one priority at all Firestone facilities, and this recognition demonstrates that the measures in place are working.”
Firestone has an established safety and health program that includes training, evaluation of basic systems, internal audits and continuous improvement. Daily, monthly and quarterly meetings focus on workplace safety and process safety management. Teammates are fully engaged in the safety process, and there is active, visible involvement of all levels of management.
In 2015, the Williamsburg plant, which produces air springs for transportation and industry needs, celebrated its 25th anniversary. The plant has a long history of safety, including the achievement of the one million man-hours without a lost-time accident milestone in 2010.