JOLPIN, Mo. – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association has recognized TAMKO Building Products, Inc. with 10 prestigious safety awards for the company's achievements in 2015.
Three TAMKO facilities received the ARMA Perfect Employee Safety Award based on each location's safety record of NO lost or restricted days and no reportable OSHA incidents in 2015. The manufacturing facilities receiving this honor are TAMKO's asphalt refinery and fiberglass mill in Joplin, Missouri; a waterproofing, cements and coatings plant in Columbus, Kansas; and an asphalt refinery and coatings plant in Inwood, W. Va. This is the second year in a row the facility has earned the award.
"To achieve what we have without a single incident is a remarkable accomplishment," said Brett Wolfington, Inwood general manager.
ARMA also awarded the 2015 Safety Improvement Award to seven TAMKO facilities for reducing its ARMA Safety Index by 25 percent or more at each facility over the previous year. Locations receiving this honor include the TAMKO recipients of the 2015 Perfect Employee Safety Awards, plus TAMKO's asphalt shingle plants in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Phillipsburg, Kan.; and Frederick, Md.; and a cements and coatings plant in Green Cove Springs, Fla.
TAMKO has been recognized many times in the past for its safety achievements, including more than 60 ARMA awards company-wide since 2007.
"These awards represent the hard work and leadership of all employees at the facility and a continuation of TAMKO's ZISC (Zero Incident Safety Culture) program where the goal isn't just no injuries, but absolutely no incidents," said David Humphreys, TAMKO's president and CEO.
TAMKO launched its ZISC program in 2005, and around TAMKO's facilities the mantra is, "If it's not safe, don't do it." The safety programs at all TAMKO locations are grounded in employee-led steering teams, producing employees that are actively engaged in the safety program and its processes.
"An accomplishment like this cannot be forced – it only happens as a result of a team effort, and a plant-wide commitment to work safety," said Dan Hollingshead, Rangeline-Joplin general manager. "Our employees truly believe, 'If it's not safe, don't do it,' so the employees deserve the honor for receiving these awards."
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