By Nick Gilbert
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene has honored the Walbridge, which is AK Tube’s facility located in Ohio, for its excellence in safety performance. The facility has been honored as part of the Northwest Ohio Safety Council’s joint safety awareness program.
According to AK Steel’s Chief Operating Officer and President, James L. Wainscott, the company is delighted to be honored for its exceptional performance in safety and cheered all the workers of the Wallbridge plant.
The “100% Award for Safety” was given to AK Tube’s Walbridge facility for the fourth time, as there were no illness and lost-time injuries during the entire 2011. This plant won a "Special Award for Safety" for the third time, as it was operating for 808,581 h with no lost-time injury from 17 March, 2009 to 31 December, 2011.
The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), who serves metal forming and fabricating industry, also recognized AK Steel’s Walbridge facility with the "Safety Award of Merit" in 2012. The safety performance of AK Tube’s Walbridge plant was 9.5 times better when compared to the safety performance of rolled steel shape manufacturing industry.
AK Steel manufactures electrical and stainless steels, and flat-rolled carbon for use in automotive, manufacturing and infrastructure, electrical power generation and construction, and distribution markets.