Textron Fastening Systems’ North Holly Road Operations received the CET Silver Award recently from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) for an outstanding safety and health record.
MIOSHA acting director Martha B. Yoder presented the award to Larry Harris, operations manager, and Safety Committee members Ken Mayer, Brandt Brownrigg, Doug DuBois, Brad Booth, Dave Farner, Jim O’Dea and Jim Devine. The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth (DLEG).
The MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division recognizes the safety and health achievements of
“Our safety performance has been achieved through teamwork. Everyone has made significant contributions, so we would like to recognize every employee for this achievement,” said Harris. “We have shown continuous improvement for the past five years because everyone does their part to look out for their own safety and that of their fellow workers.”
North Holly Road Operations’ outstanding safety and health record came from several areas, including: a solid MYP (Multi-Year Plan) geared toward safety; daily safety shift huddles with all employees; weekly supervisor audits with employee involvement; glove implementation policies to eliminate lacerations; and monthly training during plant meetings.
“Companies that establish an integrated safety and health program reap the benefits of significantly reducing their injury and illness rates,” said Yoder. “Reducing these rates not only protects your employees–it has a healthy impact on your bottom line.”
North Holly Road Operations employs 70 employees, and manufactures internally and externally threaded fasteners for the automotive industry. Major customers include: General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and AutoAlliance.