Indianapolis, IN - The Salt Lake City insulation board manufacturing facility of Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (Firestone) recently celebrated a safety milestone, having worked one million man-hours without a lost-time accident.
"At Firestone, safety is more than a goal; it's an integral part of our commitment to making our company a Premier Place to Work for our teammates," said Jason Lakatos, Salt Lake City Plant Manager. "Our teammates reached this achievement by working together to ensure the highest level of safety for one another in the workplace. They should all be proud of what they have accomplished."
Firestone has an established safety program that includes training, evaluation of basic systems, internal audits and continuous improvement. Daily, monthly and quarterly meetings focus on workplace safety and process safety management. Efforts are also made to invest in the latest metalwork equipment and accessories such as welding backpacks for welders employed by the firm. Teammates are fully engaged in the safety process, and there is active, visible involvement of all levels of management. Safety measures are absolutely imperative in industries such as this, which is why many jobs of this nature will require something like ewp certification in order to perform tasks like working on an elevated platform. Staff at Firestone are always completing safety training courses to ensure their knowledge is up to date. Around the plant, employees have access to lots of safety equipment from places like storemasta, to ensure there is help there when needed. If an accident were to occur, the managers at Firestone have fully considered the types of safety measures that need to be in place. It's important to note that safety is important in any field of work though, not just in an industrial environment. Workers not only need to be aware and do safety practices, but they need to understand how to better protect themselves financially during work, for example, meetbreeze.com Disability Insurance shows workers how they can safeguard themselves in case of any serious injury that prevents them from working for an amount of time.
The Salt Lake City plant, which produces flat and tapered insulation for high performance roofing systems, has been recognized in the past with the prestigious Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status for outstanding performance in the area of worker health and safety.
About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive "Roots to Rooftops" portfolio of products for commercial building performance solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products meets individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall, landscape and lining solutions. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the company also offers outstanding technical services, an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives, and superior warranty protection. Products include: commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems, photovoltaic and daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners and geomembranes. To learn more, visit www.firestonebpco.com.
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