Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) has honored Linetec with a 2017 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award. WSC says this award recognizes companies that value their employees and take pride in ensuring their safety.
Rick Marshall, Linetec president, shared the achievement and his appreciation with the entire company. He says, “We would like to thank each of our employees for earning this honor. We are fortunate to have developed a safety-focused culture at Linetec, where our employees suggest and implement safety improvements on a daily basis, and even coach and recognize their peers on their safety behaviors.”
Mike Schauls, Linetec vice president of operations, adds, “The number one core value at Linetec is safety. Each and every meeting throughout the hierarchy of our business begins with safety.”
Linetec Safety Manager Brian Stratton, Safety Coordinator MacKenzie Lambert and Occupational Health Coordinator Colleen Hruska, R.N., accepted the award during the 76th Annual Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference.
Stratton elaborates, “Striving for excellence, Linetec is continuously improving our safety program. Our efforts and the commitment of our associates not only allows our company to maintain better than average safety performance, but also to achieve a world-class safety level by manufacturing industry standards.”
For metal finishing and coating businesses, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports a three-year industry average injury incident rate of five. Linetec reported an incident rate below one for the 2017 calendar year.
“The important factor to our success is our associates,” says Lambert. “They do an exemplary job of reporting injuries, working with the nurse, and following safety policies and procedures.”