This Manufacturing Day, TAMKO Building Products LLC celebrated its employees’ outstanding accomplishments in demonstrating a dedication to workplace safety, represented by nine manufacturing safety awards.
TAMKO facilities across the nation were recognized with Perfect Employee Safety Certificates and Certificates of Safety Improvement by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) during its annual Accident Prevention Contest. This year, TAMKO’s facilities in Ennis, Texas; Green Cove Springs, Fla.; and Inwood, W.V., were all awarded Perfect Employee Safety Certificates for having no lost or restricted days and no reportable OSHA incidents in the previous year. TAMKO also received Certificates of Safety Improvement for reducing its ARMA Safety Index scores by 25 percent or more over the previous year at six of its locations, including Columbus, Kan.; Frederick, Md.; Green Cove Springs, Fla.; Inwood, W.V.; Phillipsburg, Kan.; and it’s Rangeline facility in Joplin, Mo.
TAMKO highlights its 2019 ARMA awards to showcase its commitment to providing safe work environments while supporting the initiative of Manufacturing Day, celebrated this year on Oct. 2, and annually on the first Friday of October, highlighting the importance of the manufacturing sector and the potential of modern manufacturing technology and careers.
“Our employees are the reason we set such a high standard for safety at TAMKO,” says David Humphreys, TAMKO chairman and CEO. “TAMKO makes it a priority to create an environment where even one workplace injury is unacceptable because we want all our employees to go home to their families at the end of the day.”
TAMKO recognizes a responsibility and commitment to safety in all aspects of its business. Since creating its Zero Incident Safety Culture (ZISC) program in 2005, TAMKO has achieved a 78 percent overall reduction in OSHA recordable injuries and continues to advance its manufacturing technology to improve workplace safety.
Over the course of its 75-year history of American manufacturing, TAMKO has received multiple safety awards and achievements while providing safe manufacturing careers for thousands of employees across the country. Its foundation of preserving the health and safety of employees has also helped TAMKO make a transition to implementing new and necessary safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.