Bühler Aeroglide has been recognized for its commitment to excellence in safety.

The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA) advocates for the growth and sustainability of the North American metal processing, forming, and fabricating industries. Last month, the FMA presented Bühler Aeroglide with a safety award at the 10th Annual FMA Safety Conference in Chicago, Illinois. FMA safety awards celebrate best in class metal fabrication companies who achieve and maintain a culture of safety in the workplace. 

“We are pleased to receive this award for the fifth consecutive year, but this is also something we’ve come to expect,“ said quality/safety manager Michael Moses. “We’ve developed a strong commitment to safety awareness during the past few years, with training and professional development that has increased workforce engagement, while recognizing an inclusiveness of all employees. This award reflects the goals of our in house safety program.“

Moses assumed the responsibility of Bühler’s program six years ago. Through regular communications meetings, weekly discussions, conversations on the shop floor and consistent messaging, he stimulated interest in accident prevention, promoted safety in the workplace, and recognized safe work habits. Today, safety is a barometer of the company’s manufacturing excellence, and continuous improvement for health and environmental standards is moving the manufacturer toward the goal of zero loss of human and material resources. 

The Safety Award of Merit is presented to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for calendar year 2017 that is better than the published Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate by 10 percent or greater, based on their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. 

Bühler’s safety record reported for 2017 consisted of only 3 recordable minor injuries and one lost time accident. The company’s TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) compared to the most recent National OSHA recordable rate for applicable industry contractors, was calculated at 1.9 versus an industry average of 3.2.

To be eligible to receive recognition, companies were required to submit OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for the period Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017. Winners were determined based on NAICS code categories and BLS injury and illness incidence rates. 

Bühler Aeroglide manufactures dryers, ovens, roasters, toasters, and hot air expansion systems for the food, feed and industrial product markets. Since 1940, the company has been providing innovations for a better world in the form of high-quality thermal processing equipment. As a business unit of Bühler, Aeroglide is headquartered in Cary, NC, and provides sales and service for its industry-leading equipment in more than 140 countries around the world. For more information about Bühler Aeroglide, call +1 919 851 2000, or visit www.buhlergroup.com/drying.