Eriez, Erie, Pa., which manufactures lifting magnets, has marked 1,000 days headquarters employees have worked without a lost-time accident.
"This milestone achievement distinctly demonstrates the personal accountability our employees take when it comes to safety," said Tim Shuttleworth, president and CEO.
The Erie plant’s previous record for days worked without a lost-time accident was 259. "We credit our improved safety record to increased employee awareness. We have made a number of changes to better integrate safety into every aspect of our day-to-day operations," said Shuttleworth.
Recent modifications at Eriez included the revamping of its new employee safety orientation to emphasize safety, increased safety training for all employees, and the incorporation of safety into the company’s health and wellness program.
Eriez will hold a celebration at the company’s headquarters on June 1, 2011.