The National Safety Council (NSC) recently presented the Chrysler Group with 87 safety awards. Eighty-nine percent of Chrysler Group's U.S. manufacturing plants received honors with 53 locations receiving multiple awards.

 

There were three categories of awards issued by the NSC. These included the "Occupational Excellence Achievement Award" which recognizes participants that have a lost-work-day incidence rate which is at least 50 percent lower than the average of other facilities within their Bureau of Labor Statistics grouping, the "Recognition of Significant Improvement Award," acknowledging facilities that demonstrate a minimum of 20 percent reduction (from the prior year) in injuries and illnesses that involved days away from work and the "Perfect Record Award" which recognizes operations which have completed a period of at least twelve consecutive months without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work.

 

The following locations received Occupational Excellence Achievement Awards:

  - Auburn Hills (Mich.) Tech Center - UAW Locals 412, 212, 889

  - Pacifica Advanced Product Design Center (Carlsbad, Calif.) - UAW Local

     509

  - Jeep Truck Engineering (Detroit) - UAW Locals 212, 412

  - Pilot Plant (Auburn Hills, Mich.) - UAW Local 212

  - Conner Avenue (Detroit) Assembly - UAW Local 212

  - DaimlerChrysler - Advance Manufacturing Engineering

     (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - Warren (Mich.) Stamping - UAW Locals 412, 869, 889

  - Twinsburg (Ohio) Stamping - UAW Locals 122, 573

  - Mount Elliot Tool Die (Detroit) - UAW Local 212

  - Warren (Mich.) Truck Assembly - UAW Locals 140, 412, 889

  - Toledo (Ohio) Assembly - Parkway - UAW Local 12 Jeep Unit

  - Toledo (Ohio) Assembly - Stickney - UAW Local 12 Jeep Unit

  - Toledo (Ohio) North Assembly - UAW Local 12 Jeep Unit

  - Jefferson North (Detroit) Assembly - UAW Locals 7, 412, 889

  - Newark (Del.) Assembly - UAW Locals 1183, 1212

  - St. Louis North Assembly - UAW Locals 136, 597

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Truck Activity Vehicle Assembly

     (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - Belvidere (Ill.) Assembly - UAW Locals 1268, 1761

  - Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly - UAW Locals 412, 889, 1700

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Small/Premium/Family Vehicle Assembly

     (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - Trenton Engine (Mich.) - UAW Locals 372, 412, 889

  - Mack Avenue Engine I (Detroit) - UAW Locals 51, 412, 889

  - Mack Avenue Engine II (Detroit) - UAW Locals 51, 412, 889

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Engine/Foundry (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - Detroit Axle - UAW Locals 961, 889, 412

  - Indiana Transmission I - UAW Locals 685, 1302

  - Indiana Transmission II - UAW Locals 685, 1302

  - Kokomo (Ind.) Casting - UAW Locals 1166, 1302

  - Kokomo (Ind.) Transmission - UAW Locals 685, 1302

  - Toledo Machining - UAW Local 1435

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Transmission/Casting/Machining

     (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Powertrain Manufacturing (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - Center Line (Mich.) Parts Distribution Center - UAW Locals 412, 889,

     1248

  - Denver Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 186

  - Detroit Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 1248

  - Fontana (Calif.) Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 509

  - Marysville (Mich.) Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 889

  - Memphis Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 1086

  - Milwaukee Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 75

  - Minneapolis Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 125

  - New York Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 3039

  - Orlando Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 1649

  - St. Louis Parts Distribution Center - IBT Local 618

 

The following locations received Recognition of Significant Improvement Awards:

  - Arizona Proving Grounds - UAW Local 509

  - Jeep Truck Engineering (Detroit) - UAW Locals 212, 412

  - DaimlerChrysler Transport (Detroit) - UAW Local 212

  - Toledo (Ohio) CTI (DaimlerChrysler Transport) - UAW Local 12 Jeep Unit

  - Warren (Mich.) Stamping - UAW Locals 412, 869, 889

  - Warren (Mich.) Truck Assembly - UAW Locals 140, 412, 889

  - Toledo (Ohio) Assembly - Parkway - UAW Local 12 Jeep Unit

  - Newark (Del.) Assembly - UAW Locals 1183, 1212

  - St. Louis North Assembly - UAW Locals 136, 597

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Truck Activity Vehicle Assembly

     (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly - UAW Locals 412, 889, 1700

  - St. Louis South Assembly - UAW Locals 110, 597

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Small/Premium/Family Vehicle Assembly

     (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - Trenton (Mich.) Engine - UAW Locals 372, 412, 889

  - Mack Avenue Engine I (Detroit) - UAW Locals 51, 412, 889

  - Mack Avenue Engine II (Detroit) - UAW Locals 51, 412, 889

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Engine/Foundry (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - Detroit Axle - UAW Locals 961, 889, 412

  - Kokomo (Ind.) Transmission - UAW Locals 685, 1302

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Transmission/Casting/Machining

     (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Powertrain Manufacturing (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Manufacturing Operations (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

  - Center Line (Mich.) Parts Distribution Center - UAW Locals 412, 889,

     1248

  - Cleveland Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 573

  - Denver Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 186

  - Detroit Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 1248

  - Marysville (Mich.) Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 889

  - Milwaukee Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 75

  - Minneapolis Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 125

  - New York Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 3039

  - Newark (Del.) Parts Distribution Center - UAW Locals 404, 1212

  - Orlando Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 1649

  - Portland Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 492

  - Sherwood Parts Distribution Center (Center Line, Mich.) - UAW Locals

     889, 1248, 412

  - St. Louis Parts Distribution Center - IBT Local 618

  - DaimlerChrysler - U.S. Mopar PDC Operations (Center Line, Mich.)

 

  The following locations received Perfect Record Awards:

   - Pacifica Advanced Design Center (Carlsbad, Calif.) - UAW Local 509

  - Jeep Truck Engineering (Detroit) - UAW Locals 212, 412

  - Pilot Plant (Auburn Hills, Mich.) - UAW Local 212

  - Conner Avenue (Detroit) Assembly - UAW Local 212

  - Denver Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 186

  - Memphis Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 1086

  - Minneapolis Parts Distribution Center - UAW Local 125

  - St. Louis Parts Distribution Center - IBT Local 618

 

"The Chrysler Group's employee safety record continues to be among the top performing automotive manufacturers," said James Thomas, director of health, safety and medical operations, Chrysler Group. "In the last decade, the Chrysler Group has made great progress in employee safety and health and we are pleased that such an austere organization as the National Safety Council recognizes these successes. The Chrysler Group places a high priority on the safety of our employees. It's one of our core values and beliefs."

 

The National Safety Council was formed in 1913 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1953. The NSC is a non-profit, non-governmental international public safety organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The Chrysler Group has been a member of the National Safety Council since 1922 and shares the National Safety Council's history and commitment to protecting the safety and health of its workers and the driving public.