Road Systems Inc., a trailer manufacturer and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that it has been honored with the 2011 Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association. This is the third time that RSI has received this honor from TTMA; the company also was an award recipient in 2004 and 2010.
RSI was presented with the award last week at the TTMA Annual Convention in Tuscan, Ariz. Each year TTMA conducts a plant safety contest to recognize participating plants of TTMA member companies having the best safety record for the previous year. Specifically, RSI won in the “C” category of the award segmented for plants sized 300,000 man-hours and under.
To be considered for the award, RSI was responsible for providing numerical data in seven areas: deaths, total lost workday cases, total cases with job transfer or restriction, days away from work, days of job transfer or job restriction, total number of other recordable cases and total cases (of injuries). Since receiving its first Plant Safety Award in 2004, RSI has decreased its incident frequency rate by more than 80 percent.
“Achieving superior safety performance and operational excellence requires close interaction and informative guidance,” says Lynn Reinbolt, RSI president. “For that reason, we coach our employees through in-house behavioral-based education. Being recognized by TTMA for a third time is a testament to the continued success of this program and the employees who drive it.”
Under the TTMA Plant Safety program, award winners are selected from member companies’ yearlong occupational injury data recorded in accordance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration record-keeping requirements.
“RSI is known for its tireless commitment to safety,” says Jeff Sims, TTMA president. “For the second consecutive year, it is a pleasure to honor the plant most deserving of this award and the hard-working employees behind that crucial consistent dedication.”