FREMONT, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Sandusky County Safety Council recently awarded Crown Battery for its efforts in preventing workplace accidents and injuries during 2012.
Crown Battery, which employs over 400 people at its Fremont headquarters, was one of only three companies out of the 77 Safety Council members to receive awards in all four categories:
- 100% Award – for working an entire year without injuries resulting in a day or more away from work
- Group Award – for achieving the lowest incident rate in each group
- Achievement Award – for decreasing accidents by 25% from the previous year
- Special Award – for working at least 500,000 hours and six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work
Jim Anderson, Crown Battery’s Health, Safety, and Environment Manager, explains, “Crown’s President/CEO, Hal Hawk, makes sure safety is one of our core values and an organization-wide effort. This award comes from the combined efforts of all our employees, along with our safety programs and our advanced technology plant where traditionally hazardous jobs are automated.”
During quarterly recommendation sessions, all management, department heads, supervisors, and employees meet to discuss safety training and share suggestions to improve safety. The best suggestions usually come from employees, says Anderson. Employees are on the front line, working hard to keep production moving, which is why their safety is top priority.
Employee suggestions box
We value our employee insights at Crown Battery, their perspective and suggestions are essential for improving processes and making an even safer work environment. Not wanting to miss a single suggestion from his team, Hawk to created suggestion box that goes directly to him.
“Very few CEOs will allow their day to be interrupted any time an employee has a comment, suggestion, or complaint.” “But Hal Hawk reads every letter. He wants every employee to be able to communicate directly with him.” —Health, Safety, and Environment Manager, Jim Anderson
A thank you to our Team
Here at Crown Battery, Our team members are like family. And their safety and care has always been at the forefront of everything we do. Winning multiple safety awards couldn't have been accomplished without our outstanding team members who strive to implement safety processes and awareness everyday. It's through their efforts that Crown Battery is not only a great place to work, but also a safe work environment.
“No company could win this award without a great team.” “We’re proud of our managers and workers for incorporating safety awareness into their daily work, and we couldn’t have won this award without them.” —Crown’s President/CEO, Hal Hawk