The ContiTech Conveyor Belt plant Legg Company in Halstead, Kansas, received a gold award at the US-American Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers’ (ARPM) Environmental Health and Safety Summit. Like three other companies, it reported no occupational injuries or illnesses during 2016, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA).
“This is a testament to the tremendous work ethic and dedication to safe habits of the entire Halstead management, staff and workers and their attention to accident prevention through behavior-based safety audits,” says Jim Hill, president of ContiTech North America and head of the North American conveyor belt operations.
ARPM’s safety awards program seeks to recognize safety in the rubber industry by awarding facilities that have achieved a level of performance above industry average. Awards are based on data reported by the company’s annual OSHA 300 log of work-related injuries and illnesses.