Auburn Hills, Michigan – March 8, 2017 — Continental Structural Plastics, a world leader in light weight composite technologies, today announced the winners of its 2016 Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Awards program. The company’s facility in Huntington, Indiana, was named Best EH&S Program; while the facilities in Conneaut, Ohio, and Lenoir, North Carolina, shared honors as the Most Improved EH&S programs.
2016 marked the inaugural year of the company’s EH&S Awards Program, an elite, behavioral-based recognition program to acknowledge thriving CSP facilities for their commitment and contributions to employee safety, the environment, the community in which they reside and overall EH&S program excellence. Led by the Corporate Director of Health and Safety, Dina Graham, the program was created to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of employees to the achievement of the mission and vision of CSP. To be eligible for the awards, the nominees must demonstrate:
- Reduction in workplace hazards
- Increase in near miss reporting
- No significant injuries (e.g., amputation, fatality)
- Exceptional Environmental and Safety Audits
- Implementation of job safety improvements
- No chemical spills or releases to the environment
- No enforcement actions during the 2016 year to the time of the award announcement
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
Huntington, Indiana – Best EH&S Program
Earned by the facility that has developed a superb EH&S programs and processes:
- Regional Director: Chris Twining
- Plant Manager: Jerry Reid
- EH&S Coordinator: Eric Smith
- Environmental Mgmt. Rep: Landell Tipple
- TS/ISO Coordinator: Julie Swann
Conneaut, Ohio, and Lenoir, North Carolina– Most Improved EH&S Program Award
Earned by the facility that has shown major improvement in its EH&S program year-over-year:
- Regional Director: Rob Espich
- Plant Manager: Dave Murtha
- EH&S Administrator: Doug Hauck
- Environmental Mgmt. Rep: Beverly Merlene
Lenoir, North Carolina
- Regional Director: Rob Espich
- Plant Manager: Tracy Gray
- EH&S Manager: Kelli Daniels
“To attain true excellence at CSP is to fully integrate EH&S processes into the business management system and culture. These recognized facilities demonstrated excellence in environmental, health and safety with high near miss reporting, outstanding audit performance, monthly Safety Committee participation and an overall adherence to safety rules. EH&S is clearly embedded in their operations, driven by their site leadership, and supported by every employee as a vital element to attaining our vision of a 100 percent safe working environment,” explained Graham.
“Congratulations to each of the winning facilities and teams,” said Steve Rooney, CSP president and COO. “Keep up the great work, let’s continue to strive for on-going improvements, and as importantly, let’s continue to share these best practices to inspire and motivate our other global locations.”
Each of the winning facilities will celebrate with a formal, on-site awards luncheon with Rooney and Graham, and will receive an engraved award to showcase at their facility.
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About Continental Structural Plastics
Continental Structural Plastics, a Teijin Group company, has provided leading-edge technologies in lightweight materials and composite solutions for the automotive, heavy truck, HVAC and construction industries for more than 40 years. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, CSP provides full-service engineering support, and holds more than 50 patents covering materials development and manufacturing processes in composite materials formulation, design and manufacturing technologies. The company has operations on three continents and more than 3,200 employees. For more information, visit www.cspplastics.com.