RECEIVES SHARP WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD
Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced
that Capstan Tennessee, Inc., in Rockwood was chosen to receive the SHARP
(Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) award.
SHARP award, designed for smaller employers with fewer than 250 workers
in high-hazard industrial classifications, is one of the state's highest
honors for workplace safety and health. The main incentive for
participation in the SHARP award program is the desire by employers to
promote a safe and healthy workplace. The program also allows employers
to be removed from programmed compliance inspection lists for a period
of 12 months.
Commissioner Neeley presented the SHARP Award to Loren Bone
and Bill Lybarger, general manager and human resources manager,
respectively, for Capstan, in a ceremony at noon today at the company's
facility in Rockwood.
Capstan Tennessee, Inc., which has 96 employees, manufactures
parts from powdered metal using mechanical power presses. The component
parts are heat treated, machined, finished, packages, and shipped all
over the world.
Capstan's safety record is significant. The company's Days
Away Restricted Time (DART) for 2004 was 2.2; the industry average DART
is 3.4. Capstan's Total Recordable Case Incidence Rate (TRCR) is 4.4;
the industry average TRCR is 8.7.
For more information on the SHARP award program, contact
TOSHA's Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.
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