Brush Wellman Inc.’s Alloy Products Group was awarded two safety awards from the Copper Development Association based on its 2006 safety performance and ongoing commitment to providing a safe workplace.

 

The Copper Development Association (CDA), the information, education, market and technical development arm of the copper, brass and bronze industries in the U.S., annually presents safety awards based on member companies’ safety results as measured by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury rate.

 

During 2006, Brush Wellman’s Reading, Pa., facility recorded the fewest injuries in its category, “Up to 250,000 hours worked,” earning the facility a first-place honor. This is the first year the Reading facility has been recognized in the CDA ranking.

 

Brush Wellman’s Elmore, Ohio, plant recorded the third fewest injuries in the category of “Over 500,000 to 1 million hours worked,” earning a third-place honor. This is the third consecutive year the Elmore facility has earned a top-three ranking from the CDA.

 

“This is an exceptional accomplishment for Brush Wellman and our employees,” said Glenn Maxwell, vice president of operations for Brush’s Alloy Products Group. “For the first time, Brush had a facility finish in first place, and for the first time we had two facilities rank in the top three.”

 

Brush Wellman Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brush Engineered Materials Inc. Through its subsidiaries, Brush Engineered Materials supplies worldwide markets with alloy products, beryllium products, electronic products, precious metal products, and engineered material systems. Around the world, the company's engineered materials can be found in technically demanding end-use products within the telecommunications and computer, automotive electronics, appliance, industrial components, plastics tooling, optical media, oil and gas, aerospace and defense, and off-highway and mining equipment markets.