DTR - Midway Receives Commissioner's Award of Excellence

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 01:56pm

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

"DTR - Midway has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Phillips, who presented the award today at the closing session of the Tennessee Safety and Health Congress in Nashville. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”

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 802 associates and has qualified for this award by working 1.2 million hours without a lost-time injury for the year 2013.  The Midway facility is a VPP work site; 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 2011 – 2013, the Midway facility safety record is as follows:

  • Three-year Total Case Incidence Rate (TCIR) is 0.79                                                            
    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                        
    9.7 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.

Pictured from left to right: Neil Gfellers, DTR-Midway and Steve Hawkins, TOSHA Administrator.

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