GRIFFIN, Ga. (June 14, 2016) — Bridgestone Americas' Bandag tread rubber plant in Griffin recently achieved a safety milestone — more than 1 million man-hours without a lost-time accident.
“Safety is a core value at Bridgestone,” according to Christy Brasher, Griffin plant manager, who said this achievement “is a demonstration of our commitment, our processes and the dedication of our team.”
The Griffin plant has established fundamental safety activities that incorporate strong cross-functional employee involvement. Safety activities include behavior-based safety evaluations, proactive hazard identification and safety inspections, root cause analysis and engineering automation.
The factory has earned three Excellence Awards from the Rubber Manufacturers Association's (RMA) Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) over the years, most recently in 2015.
The facility — which employs 170 workers — will celebrate 40 years in operation on Nov. 15, Bridgestone said.