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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
DECEMBER 6, 2005
(615) 741-2257 (O)
 
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ARJ RECEIVES SHARP WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that ARJ Manufacturing, L.L.C., in Jackson was chosen to receive the SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) award.

The 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 Shigeru Yuhara, president of ARJ, in a ceremony at 2:30 today at the company’s facility in Jackson.

ARJ Manufacturing, L.L.C., which was established in 2001 and has 153 employees, manufactures stamping parts for automotive seat frame and tracking systems.

ARJ’s safety record is significant. The company’s Days Away Restricted Time (DART) for 2004 was 0.0; the industry average DART is 7.0. ARJ’s Total Recordable Case Incidence Rate (TRCR) is 4.7; the industry average TRCR is 12.2.

For more information on the SHARP award program, contact TOSHA’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.

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