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DTR Tennessee - Midway Receives Commissioner's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health

Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 04:56am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that DTR Tennessee in Midway was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.

"DTR Tennessee - Midway has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Burns Phillips, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company at the closing session of the Tennessee Safety and Health Congress in Nashville. “The evaluation criteria for this award is not only challenging, but is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety.”

The Commissioner’s Award of Excellence honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.

DTR Tennessee – Midway manufactures rubber products used primarily in the production of automobiles.  The facility employs 759 people and has qualified for this award by working 1,000,000 hours without a lost time injury for the year 2012.  The Midway facility received the Volunteer Star Safety Award in June --- the Volunteer Star award is the state’s highest honor for workplace safety and health and a nationally recognized program.  The Volunteer Star is patterned after the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and recognizes the best of the best in the area of safety and health programming a performance.

For the three-year period 2010 – 2012, the Midway facility safety record is as follows:

  • Three-year Total Case Incidence Rate (TCIR) is 0.73                                                       88% below the current Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) industry  average       
  • Three-year Days Away from Work & Restricted  Activity or Incidence Rate (DART) rate is 0.37                          89% below the current BLS industry average
  • In addition to the outstanding TCIR & DART rates the Midway facility has logged:                          9.1 million hours without a lost time accident.                                   

For more information on the Governor’s Safety Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s Nashville office at (800) 249-8510.


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