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Safety Milestone for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Plant



Bridgestone Americas has announced that its Aiken County, SC, passenger tire (PSR) plant has achieved one million man hours without a lost-time accident.

The Aiken PSR Plant has been the recipient of multiple safety awards and recognitions including:

  • South Carolina Voluntary Protection Program Palmetto Star Site (since 2001)
  • Rubber Manufacturers Association Safety and Health Improvement Program Excellence Award
  • South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance Safety Excellence Award.

"At the Aiken PSR plant, and throughout Bridgestone, safety is ingrained in our culture and is our highest-reaching goal in our day-to-day operations," said Fran Jones, Plant Manager, Aiken PSR Plant. "This culture of safety and focus on a healthy workplace underscores Bridgestone's commitment to providing superior quality to serve society and being a premier place to work."

Bridgestone has an established safety program that includes training, evaluation of basic systems, internal audits and continuous improvement. Aiken PSR teammates participate in more than 20,000 annual pro-active safety activities that include identifying hidden dangers, behavioral safety observations and safety audits. Daily, monthly and quarterly meetings round out the focus on workplace safety and process safety management, stated the company.

For more information contact:

Bridgestone Americas

535 Marriot Drive

Nashville, TN 37214-2373

877-201-2373

www.bridgestoneamericas.com

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