May 23, 2013
Trailer manufacturer Road Systems, Inc. (RSI) was honored Wednesday with the 2012 Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) for the third consecutive year.
The company was also an award recipient in 2004, 2010 and 2011. RSI was recognized for the achievement at the TTMA Annual Convention in Point Clear, Ala.
“The team approach to mentoring and monitoring each other’s safety performance makes a much bigger impact than simply a directive from a supervisor,” RSI President Lynn Reinbolt says. “This award is a product of our belief that safety is an individual behavior that succeeds only with support from one’s colleagues. We have a great team and I could not be more proud of our achievements.”
Under the TTMA Plant Safety program, award winners are selected from member companies’ year-long occupational injury data recorded in accordance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) record-keeping requirements.
RSI won in the “C” category of the award segmented for plants sized 300,000 man-hours and under. To be considered for the award, RSI was responsible for providing numerical data in seven areas: deaths, total lost workday cases, total cases with job transfer or restriction, days away from work, days of job transfer or job restriction, total number of other recordable cases and total cases (of injuries).
Since receiving its first Plant Safety Award in 2004, RSI has decreased its incident frequency rate by more than 400 percent, while growing by 110 employees during that time.