Five tire manufacturers operating tire production facilities in the U.S. were recognized for improvements in worker health and safety by the RMA.
Workers at Pirelli Tire North America's plant in Rome, Ga.
RMA's Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP), created in 1981, recognizes member tiremakers that "achieve significant enhancements in worker health and safety with awards," according to the RMA.
The “Excellence” category is for facilities that achieve an incidence rate that is 75% better than the average of plants that provide data to RMA, while the “Improvement” award is for plants that achieve an incidence rate that is both 10% better than its rate in the previous year and the same or better than the RMA average incidence rate.
Receiving Excellence awards were Bridgestone Americas’ plant in Aiken, S.C.; Michelin North America’s plants in Spartanburg and Starr, S.C.; and Pirelli Tire North America’s plant in Rome, Ga.
Improvement awards went to Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s plants in Tupelo and Clarksdale, Miss.; MNA’s plants in Greenville and Sandy Springs, S.C., Dothan, Ala., Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Covington, Ga.; and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plants in Topeka, Kan., Lawton, Okla., and Social Circle, Ga.