The Aerospace Industries Association recognized Lockheed Martin for overall excellence and Rockwell Collins for the greatest reduction in illness and injury rates as part of the 2007 Worker Safety Awards announced on April 11.
AIA president and chief executive officer John Douglass said the companies' records show the premium the aerospace and defense industry places on safety.
"We recognize Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins as industry leaders when it comes to worker safety," Douglass said. "Their efforts have been highly successful and they can serve as role models for what is possible regarding safeguarding employees."
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Rockwell Collins, of
AIA started the awards program in 2006, not only to recognize excellence but provide a forum for sharing statistics and best practices for worker safety. They were handed out during the AIA Environment, Safety and Health Committee spring meeting.
Founded in 1919, the Aerospace Industries Association represents the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, space systems, aircraft engines, materiel, and related components, equipment services and information technology.