Corrugated industry recognizes 440 plants for safety achievements - 162 plants achieve zero incidents

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Corrugated industry recognizes 440 plants for safety achievements - 162 plants achieve zero incidents

March 10, 2014 - 10:19

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, March 10, 2014 (Press Release) -The Fibre Box Association (FBA) and the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) will recognize 440 corrugated industry plants for safety achievements in 2013.

Safety Awards are given based on data compiled for the recently released 2013 Corrugated Container Industry Annual Report of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

For the calendar year 2013, the associations will present 162 Perfect Plant Awards to plants achieving zero incidents. An additional 278 facilities will receive Safety Excellence Awards for achieving no lost work days due to job-related injury or illness.

The report provides detailed data for more than 141 million hours worked at 650 participating plants. It also includes trend information presented in graphs for recordable cases, restricted duty cases, and days away from work. Award winners are presented as a percentage of total plant participation and the Safety Award Winners page serves as a great summary of achievement including a count of winners by category, number of Perfect Plant Awards, number of Safety Excellence Awards, total awards given and the percentage of plants awarded.

The industry has made tremendous strides in safety over time. The overall incidence rate has followed a steady trend of decline for the past 20 years - the 2013 overall incidence rate was 2.27.

Participation in the report was voluntary and open to all corrugator or sheet plant facilities manufacturing corrugated products. Participants can view the full report on either of the association's websites, www.fibrebox.org or www.aiccbox.org. For more information about the Safety Awards Program or the 2013 Corrugated Container Industry Annual Report of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, please contact Peggy Lacy at placy@fibrebox.org.