Firestone Industrial Products in Dyersburg recognized for workplace safety and health

Saturday, September 8, 2018

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips recently honored Firestone Industrial Products, located in Dyersburg, with the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.

“Firestone Industrial Products has demonstrated a strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Phillips. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”

Commissioner Phillips presented the award to representatives of the company at the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association and Tennessee Safety and Health Conference’s Safety+ National Symposium in Nashville.

The Commissioner’s Award of Excellence honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work. The number of hours required to be considered for the award is based on the size of the company.

“It is a great achievement for a company to receive the Commissioner’s Award,” said Tennessee OSHA Assistant Commissioner Steve Hawkins. “Maintaining these standards isn’t easy, but a safe and healthy workplace is critical for employees and it is a good business practice for Tennessee employers.”

Firestone Industrial Products manufactures air ride suspension systems. The facility has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 308,627 hours without a lost time workplace injury or illness.

For more information on the Commissioner’s Safety Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s Nashville office at (800) 325-9901.