A lack of activity rarely warrants an award, but Ford Motor Company received honors for just that on October 27. The acclaimed automaker was acknowledged at the 16th annual Zero Injury Safety Awards Gala, which was held at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., for its excellence in maintaining injury-free work hours. The awards ceremony followed a cocktail hour and dinner reception.
Criteria for the awards, according to NMAPC's website, revolved around "contractors, industrial business owners/clients and building trades crafts on projects performed under the terms of the National Maintenance Agreements or National Power Generation Maintenance Agreements program." Award recipients fell under two categories, the Zero Recordable Award (200,000 or more hours) and the Zero Recordable Certificate of Merit (under 200,000 hours). With 312,959 injury-free work hours clocked in, Ford received the Zero Recordable Award. The hours were distributed amongst four of its projects recognized at the event: Aristeo Construction in Louisville, Kentucky; Dearborn Mid-West Company in Louisville, Kentucky; Abel Construction Company, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky; and Midwest Steel, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky. The Blue Oval was also acknowledged for its efforts at last year's Zero Injury Safety Awards Gala.
Out of the distribution of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases by category of illness (private industry) in 2015, a staggering 95.2% of reported cases were injuries - 2,905,900 total. In an industry like automotive production, which can present an array of potential hazards, maintaining a no-injury status is particularly exceptional.
To learn more about Ford Motor Company's efforts to stay a zero-injury automaker, stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and speak to any of our representatives. Don't forget to test-drive one of our vehicles while you're there!