Award winners demonstrate "productive safety"
First Place winner was International Truck and Engine Corp. (Ohio), a truck manufacturing company. The company's Ergo Dolly exemplifies cooperation among management and line workers in assembly line redesign.
Second Place winner was Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems, an information technology business. The company's software-triggered work breaks reduced repetitive stress injury at computers.
Three Third Place winners were:
- Delphi Automotive Systems, a car parts manufacturer, for a collaboration between union and management that led to recognizing safety as a leadership responsibility;
- General Motors Vehicle Manufacturing - Lansing Craft Centre, a car manufacturer, for achieving an 80-percent improvement in safety performance through recognition, communication and visibility of safety in relation to productivity;
- Hancor, Inc., a drainpipe manufacturing company, for integrating safety into the manufacturing process and reducing recordable injuries by 52.6 percent.