Siemens Industry Inc. announced that for the second consecutive year, its Metallurgical Services Offline Maintenance facility in Milan, Ohio, has received the Gold Safety Award from Liberty Mutual for exceptional safety. The Liberty Mutual Gold Safety Award is the highest level award for a facility based upon an outstanding safety record without a single lost time accident in 2011.
“This achievement, along with the 1,388 days without an OSHA recordable accident, proves we have developed a strong safety culture, where everyone is responsible for their own safety practices, as well as their co-workers.,” said Kirk Rounds, general manager at Siemens’ Milan facility. “We are always looking at new ways to enhance the safety standards at our facility.” The Siemens’ Milan facility has made significant improvements that contribute to employee safety. Installation of a new lighting system, retractable hoses at each work station, improved ventilation and overall shop organization and work cell design have been completed within the last year. In addition, the facility is trialing a new ergonomic welding MIG gun for all welders and fabricators, with the intent to overcome the long term effects of repetitive motion
Liberty Mutual’s Loss Control presents various safety awards for outstanding results in accident prevention and for meeting specific criteria based upon the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Days Away from Work and Restricted/Transfer Cases (DART). To win gold, a company must have a DART rate at least 80 percent better than similar companies with a minimum of 200,000 labor hours.
"We have a strong commitment to our employees, as well as our community, and are proud to see our hard work and efforts recognized so highly. This achievement will keep us pushing forward to better our safety practices even further,” said Joe Didwall, director of operations for Siemens Industry Inc. Metallurgical Services Offline Maintenance.
Siemens’ Milan facility, which has had an outstanding safety performance since 2008, is a full-service maintenance work shop that specializes in the design, engineering and heavy fabrication of material handling equipment and electric arc furnace components. It also houses a comprehensive inventory of spare parts.
Siemens Industry Sector is a leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit.