Great Dane’s trailer manufacturing facility in Statesboro GA, continues to collect awards, most recently winning the 2017 Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) Plant Safety Contest.
This is the first time the Statesboro facility has received this award, but Great Dane boasts a total of 38 awards in various categories since the TTMA Plant Safety Contest began in 1971.
“We are honored to accept this award on behalf of the leadership team and employees at our Statesboro facility,” said Dean Engelage, president of Great Dane. “We have invested considerable capital and resources to define safety as an essential priority, embed it into our culture and achieve performance excellence throughout the organization. Safety is a core value at Great Dane, and it is the way we must do business.”
In addition to the TTMA award, the Statesboro facility received a Safety Performance Award from the Georgia Association of Manufacturers (GAM) for zero lost-work cases in 2017, and Great Dane’s “Safest Facility” award at the company’s internal safety conference for the best overall safety record of any Great Dane plant in 2017.
The TTMA Plant Safety Contest is a competition between all trailer manufacturers who are members of the organization. Award determinations are based on direct comparisons of injury data from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Annual Summary Form 300A.
“By the end of 2017, Statesboro had an incredible 70-percent improvement on their recordable injury rate (RIR),” Engelage said. “The key to this significant progression has been a top-down approach that reaches and employs first-line supervisors. Employees perform safely when leaders actively and consistently demonstrate through decisions and actions that safety is a priority.”