The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) annually recognizes metal building systems manufacturers that show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety. The Annual MBMA Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held May 12, 2015 in Kansas City, Mo.
“A total of 46 plant facilities participated in MBMA’s Quarterly OSHA Injury Statistics Program,” states Dan Walker, P.E. Assistant General Manager of MBMA. “Awards were presented for a plant’s performance throughout 2014, based on our analysis of the submitted data, which is directly compared to the OSHA industry average.”
MBMA and its members are committed to the safety of everyone who works in the metal building systems industry. The organization has had a long-standing Safety Committee and Safety Awards Program, which was revamped in 2013 to increase the stringency of the awards so that companies with truly outstanding safety performance are recognized for their achievements. “Our members are focused on the safety of their employees, and MBMA is very pleased to recognize their commitment through these awards,” says Walker.
From the 46 manufacturing facilities nationwide that submitted data, 13 awards were presented. MBMA’s award criteria stipulates that winning plants must have work-related accident and illness rates that are at least 50% below OSHA-reported averages for the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 332311 (Prefabricated metal building and component manufacturing). For the Safety Performance Award, the industry average incident rate, as reported by OSHA, was 5.0 for NAICS Code 332311. Therefore, MBMA’s award cut off was just 2.5 or fewer incidents.
The Superior Safety Award, under the rules of the MBMA Program, was awarded to those plants that achieved zero recordable cases for the 12-month period, which is a very significant achievement.
Awards were presented at the following levels to individual plant locations:
2014 Superior Safety Award – In recognition of having zero recordable incidents
American Buildings Co., Carson City, Nev.
Bluescope Buildings North America Inc., Laurinburg, N.C.
Nucor Building Systems, Swansea, S.C.
Ruffin Building Systems Inc., Oak Grove, La.
2014 Safety Performance Award – In recognition of having achieved an incident rate equal to 50% or better than the industry average as reported by OSHA
American Buildings Co., Eufaula, Ala.
Bluescope Buildings North America Inc., Jackson, Tenn.
CBC Steel Buildings, Lathrop, Calif.
Gulf States Manufacturers, Starkville, Miss.
Kirby Building Systems Inc., Portland, Tenn.
Nucor Building Systems, Terrell, Texas
NCI Building Systems Inc., Houston
NCI Building Systems Inc., Caryville, Tenn.
SBC Building Systems LLC , Ambridge, Pa.