Refrigeratedtransporter 3169 Gam Safety Performance Award

Award honors Great Dane plant’s commitment to safety

April 20, 2018
See why the Georgia Association of Manufacturers recognized the Great Dane manufacturing facility in Statesboro GA for its commitment to safety.

The Georgia Association of Manufacturers (GAM) has recognized Great Dane’s manufacturing facility in Statesboro GA for its commitment to safety. At GAM’s Annual Safety Conference and Awards Luncheon recently, the Statesboro plant received a Safety Performance Award for having zero lost work cases in 2017.

Brian Sage, Great Dane’s executive vice-president of manufacturing, said, “Great Dane is a proud member of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers, and it is an honor to have our Statesboro plant recognized by this organization for our dedication to safety. Safety is a top priority at Great Dane, and the Statesboro facility has excelled over the past year at creating a culture of safety throughout the plant at every level.”

At the trailer and truck body manufacturer’s internal safety conference recently, the Statesboro plant also received the company’s “Safest Facility” award for having the best overall safety record in 2017. This award is based on recordable incident rates (RIR), which include any injuries that require treatment greater than first-aid, and lost time cases (LTC), which are the number of incidents that result in employees missing work days due to injury. Statesboro had the lowest RIR of any of Great Dane’s facilities and was one of five other Great Dane plants to achieve zero LTCs in 2017.

“Thanks to the hard work and commitment of employees, 2017 was Great Dane’s safest year to date,” said Dave Ritchie, Great Dane’s director of environmental health and safety. “We are continuing to build on our safety program in 2018 with the implementation of a Built-in-Safety (BIS) program and our new ‘I Promise to be Safe’ program, which focuses on employee commitments to be safe for family and friends.”

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