May 18, 2018 Nashville, Tenn.
Firestone Industrial Products Recognized for Safety
The Governor’s Health and Safety Award is a testament to the Williamsburg plant’s commitment to creating a safe work environment and is a shining example of the Firestone core commitment to ‘Safety First, Always.
Jim DeMouy, vice president, environmental, health, safety and sustainability, Bridgestone Americas
Firestone Industrial Products, LLC (FSIP), an innovator with more than 80 years of experience developing technology to eliminate vibration in global transportation, today announced that the company’s Williamsburg, Kentucky, manufacturing facility has received its fifth Governor’s Health and Safety Award for achieving 3 million hours worked without a lost-time incident.
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presented the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to the FSIP team members at the Williamsburg plant at a ceremony held on Friday, May 18. The award provides special recognition for outstanding safety and health performance and encourages the development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses and is awarded to employers and their employees, who together have achieved the minimum required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness at their establishment.
“The Governor’s Health and Safety Award is a testament to the Williamsburg plant’s commitment to creating a safe work environment and is a shining example of the Firestone core commitment to ‘Safety First, Always,’” says Jim DeMouy, vice president, environmental, health, safety and sustainability, Bridgestone Americas. “From leadership to the plant floor, all of our team members have safety top-of-mind and strive to manufacture high quality industrial products in the safest way possible.”
There were 48 Governor’s Health and Safety Awards recipients in 2017, with only four of them surpassing the 3-million-hour mark.
“I want to congratulate Firestone Industrial Products in Williamsburg on earning its fifth Governor’s Safety and Health Award,” said Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “Working over three million hours without a lost-time incident is a huge accomplishment and this award showcases the importance Firestone places on workplace safety. On behalf of Governor Bevin and the Labor Cabinet, it is my honor to bestow this award to the hard-working men and women of Firestone Industrial Products.”
In addition to this latest achievement, the Williamsburg FSIP plant has received four other Governor’s Awards in recognition of its exemplary safety and health performance. The plant celebrates its 29th anniversary this year.