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MBMA Announces Safety Award Winners
May 15, 2012

MBMA Announces Manufacturer Safety Award Winners

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CLEVELAND, OHIO – www.mbma.com. The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) annually recognizes metal building systems manufacturers which show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety. Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held May 6-8 on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

"A total of 46 plant facilities participated in MBMA's Quarterly OSHA Injury Statistics Program," states Charles Praeger, Assistant General Manager of MBMA. "Awards were presented based on our analysis of the submitted data."

MBMA re-vamped their long-standing Safety Awards Program in 2010. The new program is patterned after OSHA safety rules. Their previous program had run from fourth quarter to third quarter each year. The Steering Committee changed this to an annual award based on a calendar year. "After the committee toughened the standards, we saw a drop in award winners last year," says Praeger, "but this year the number of award winners is up substantially." In 2010, just 5 plant facilities won the award for Superior Overall Safety Record. For 2011, 17 companies won this award, and there were 53 winners overall, up from 36 a year ago. MBMA also created new awards that would recognize those firms who had achieved the greatest percentage in improved safety performance in various categories.

From the 46 manufacturing facilities nationwide that submitted data, a total of 53 awards were presented. Of that total, some awards were given to multiple locations within the same company. MBMA patterned the awards program to conform to OSHA safety standards. MBMA’s criteria, though, stipulates that winning firms must have work-related accident and illness rates that are significantly below OSHA-reported averages for the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 332311, which is Prefabricated Metal Building and Component Manufacturing.

For the Superior Overall Safety Record under the new rules of the Award

Program, the goal is to surpass 50% and greater than the national average for SIC

Code 3448. For this past year, the national average for recordable cases was 5.6 incident rate, up from the previous year of 3.3 for "Prefabricated Metal Buildings and Component Manufacturing." A fatality precludes any awards for individual plant or company. A plant without a fatality within a company can qualify for an award.

In addition to recognizing a company in the Superior Overall Safety area, MBMA created a number of Safety Improvement Awards that recognize performance improvements in one of three categories:

  • Achievement of a 20% Reduction in OSHA Work Case Occurrences plus Reduction in Restricted Duty Cases in 2011 over 2010;
  • Achievement of a 20% Reduction in Other Recordable Cases in 2011 over 2010; and
  • No Recordable Cases in 2011.

Awards were presented at the following levels to individual plant locations:

Superior Overall Safety Record

AMERICAN BUILDINGS COMPANY, Eufaula, Alabama

AMERICAN BUILDINGS COMPANY, El Paso, Illinois

AMERICAN BUILDINGS COMPANY, La Crosse, Virginia

BLUESCOPE BUILDINGS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Jackson, Tennessee

BLUESCOPE BUILDINGS NORTH AMERICA, INC. San Marcos, Texas

CBC STEEL BUILDINGS, Lathrop, California

CHIEF BUILDINGS, Grand Island, Nebraska

DEAN STEEL BUILDINGS, INC., Thomasville, Georgia

DEAN STEEL BUILDINGS, INC., Cedartown, Georgia

DEAN STEEL BUILDINGS, INC., Fort Myers, Florida

NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC., Atwater, California

NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC., Elizabethton, Tennessee

NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC., Caryville, Tennessee

NUCOR BUILDING SYSTEMS, Waterloo, Indiana

NUCOR BUILDING SYSTEMS, Brigham City, Utah

RUFFIN BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC., Oak Grove, Louisiana

SCHULTE BUILDING SYSTEMS, L.P., Hockley, Texas

2011 IMPROVED SAFETY AWARD: Reduction in OSHA Work Case Occurrences and Restricted Duty Cases

AMERICAN BUILDINGS COMPANY

Eufaula, Alabama

La Crosse, Virginia

BEHLEN BUILDING SYSTEMS

Columbus, Nebraska

BLUESCOPE BUILDINGS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

San Marcos, Texas

Laurinburg, North Carolina

Evansville, Wisconsin

Visalia, California

CHIEF BUILDINGS

Grand Island, Nebraska

DEAN STEEL BUILDINGS, INC.

Cedartown, Georgia

Fort Myers, Florida

NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC.

Atwater, California

Elizabethton, Tennessee

Airway Heights, Washington

Caryville, Tennessee

NUCOR BUILDING SYSTEMS

Brigham City, Utah

SCHULTE BUILDING SYSTEMS, L.P.

Hueytown, Alabama

TYLER BUILDING SYSTEMS, L.P.

Tyler, Texas

2011 IMPROVED SAFETY AWARD: 20% Reduction in OSHA Other Recordable Cases

BLUESCOPE BUILDINGS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Jackson, Tennessee

St. Joseph, Missouri

Arlington, Washington

Rainsville, Alabama

CBS STEEL BUILDINGS

Lathrop, California

CHIEF BUILDINGS

Rensselaer, Indiana

Grand Island, Nebraska

DEAN STEEL BUILDINGS, INC.

Cedartown, Georgia

Fort Myers, Florida

NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC.

Caryville, Tennessee

Monticello, Iowa

Airway Heights, Washington

NUCOR BUILDING SYSTEMS, Waterloo, Indiana

PINNACLE STRUCTURES, INC., Cabot, Arkansas

SCHULTE BUILDING SYSTEMS, L.P., Hockley, Texas

UNITED STRUCTURES OF AMERICA, INC, Houston, Texas

2011 IMPROVED SAFETY AWARD: No Recordable Cases

DEAN STEEL BUILDINGS, INC., Thomasville, Georgia

DEAN STEEL BUILDINGS, INC., Cedartown, Georgia

NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC., Atwater, California

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