R-V Industries, Inc. was recently chosen to receive a 2018 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). The FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards are open to all FMA company members and recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety.
Sponsored by CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA, the awards are designed to promote safety in the industry. Winners are selected by the FMA Safety Council. The Safety Award of Merit is presented to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for the 2017 calendar year that is at least 10 percent better than the published Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate, based on their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.
R-V Industries EHS Director, Bob Miller, was honored to see the company recognized among safety leaders in the metal fabrication industry. He added, “No function or process at R-V Industries is so critical as to require or justify a compromise of safety and health. Our practices, recognized by this award, support the company’s primary role to eliminate or control both known and potential safety and health hazards that our employees face on the job.”
“On behalf of the FMA, I congratulate R-V Industries on winning a Safety Award of Merit,” said Edward Youdell, president and CEO of FMA. “They are a great example of a company that has made safety a priority for its employees. I hope other manufacturers will follow their lead. FMA, along with CNA, are proud to recognize all our safety award winners.”
To be eligible to receive recognition, companies were required to submit OSHA Form 300A: Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for the period of Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017. Firms of all sizes were eligible. Winners were selected based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories and BLS injury and illness incidence rates.
The awards were presented at the FMA Safety Conference on April 18, 2018.