FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MARTHA DEACON
OCTOBER 18, 2007
(615) 741-2257
 

 

BRIDGESTONE METALPHA USA RECEIVES THIRD

COMMISSIONER’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
COMPANY WORKED MORE THAN 800,000 MAN HOURS WITHOUT LOST TIME INJURY

 

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Bridgestone Metalpha USA in Clarksville was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety for the third consecutive year.

 

The Commissioner’s Award honors Tennessee employers and their employees who together have achieved a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday case and have maintained total injury and illness incidence rates below the national average.  The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.

 

“Bridgestone Metalpha has earned this particular workplace safety award for the third straight year, showing an earnest, continued commitment to safety concerns,” said Commissioner Neeley, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to Bridgestone Metalpha today at the company’s facility located at 570 International Blvd. in Clarksville.  “Meeting the requirements for this award three years in a row is quite a noteworthy achievement.”

 

Bridgestone Metalpha USA in Clarksville manufactures steel cord for tires and employs approximately 400 people at the Clarksville facility.  The company has worked more than 800,000 man hours without a lost time injury.

 

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Safety Awards Program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety.  The program recognizes manufacturing and construction firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain a safe and healthful workplace.

 

To obtain an application or additional information on the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) Safety Awards Program, contact the safety grant manager in Nashville at (800) 325-9901 or (615) 741-5281.

 

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