KY Labor Cabinet 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/19/13) – AGC Automotive Americas, whose employees have worked in excess of 1.9 million hours without a “lost-time” injury or illness, today was presented with a Governor’s Safety and Health Award.
 
Mark Brown, secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, presented the award to company officials during a ceremony at the Elizabethtown facility.
 
“The Labor Cabinet recognizes employers who operate exemplary safety and health management systems and are committed to making safety for employees a priority,” said Secretary Brown during today’s award ceremony. “Creating a culture of a safe work environment and seeking the best methods of worker safety and health are important tasks.”
 
AGC Automotive employs the following processes to increase safety performance, including:
 
• Assessing risk on plant equipment;
• Identifying and eliminating hazards;
• Initiating weekly safety managers walk and conducting monthly safety trainings and meetings;
• Initiating a behavior-based safety process in 2003;
• Employing a Safety Champions Team with members from each department;
• Applying teamwork;
• Initiating monthly safety training and safety meetings;
• Focusing activities on reducing incidents during the summer time, called the Green Campaign, and
• Hosting a Safety and Environmental Children’s Day, promoting the importance of safety.
 
AGC Automotive Americas employs 2,273 at its Elizabethtown operation and is a leading manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket automotive glass worldwide.
 
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, AGC Glass Co. North America is one of the largest flat glass manufacturers in North America and part of Japan-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. A fully integrated supplier, AGC Glass Co. North America has 3,900 employees in three major business units: building, automotive and solar.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Ricki Gardenhire
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

May 15, 2015 10170

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5250

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 16, 2015 4957

Roses Coming Soon

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3697

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3640

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10170

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 9550

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 21, 2015 2836

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 2206

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 830

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 662

UPDATE: Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting…

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 655

Collision with Deer Results in Fatality on US 79

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 20, 2015 561

Four Go to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 560

EPA Rules Threaten Aluminum's Revival

by Jim Waters
May 21, 2015 482

Corrections Officers to Get Pay Raises to Retain…

by Jennifer Brislin