Bridgestone receives South Carolina honor
The world’s largest tire and rubber company, Bridgestone Group, announced that it manufacturing facility in Graniteville, SC received the Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award.
The Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award recognizes South Carolina employers that comply with at least one of the following criteria:
- No fatalities or recordable injuries or illnesses during calendar year 2016;
- A reduction of at least 40 percent in an employer’s incidence rate between 2015 and 2016
- A difference of at least 75 percent in an employer’s 2016 incidence rate and the 2015 South Carolina average rate for that industry
- Worked one million or more safe work hours without a lost- time injury or illness
“Teammates are both encouraged and expected to engage in safety activities that contribute to reducing the risk of injury to themselves, as well as fellow teammates, customers and visitors,” William Holden, director of health, safety and industrial hygiene for Bridgestone Americas, Inc., said in a statement. “We are proud of this recognition.”