Eberl Iron Works, Inc. of Buffalo, N.Y. RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD OF MERIT FROM FABRICATORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
Buffalo, NY, March 21, 2013 – Eberl Iron Works of Buffalo, N.Y. was recently chosen to receive a 2013 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe International (TPA) company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety.
Sponsored by CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA, the Awards are designed to promote safety in the industry; and winners are selected by the FMA Safety Council. The Safety Award of Meritis presented to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for calendar year 2012 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.
“By winning an FMA/CNA Safety Award of Merit, Eberl Iron Works has demonstrated its commitment to recognizing employees’ safe work habits, stimulating interest in accident prevention, and promoting safety in the workplace,” said Edward Youdell, president & CEO of FMA. “It’s clear that they place a premium on ensuring their employees safely return home to their families each night. We want all companies to operate in this manner.”
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, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2012. Firms of all sizes were eligible. Winners were selected based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories and BLS injury and illness incidence rates.
The awards will be presented at a recognition dinner at the Annual FMA Safety
Conference, which will be held April 24-25 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
About Eberl Iron Works
A third generation family-owned business, Eberl Iron Works has been supporting their customers since 1923 when they first opened their doors as asmall welding shop which fabricated wrought iron railings, exterior fire escapes and miscellaneous iron. Since that time Eberl Iron Works has expanded to include five separate divisions: Metal Fabrication Services, Unistrut Buffalo Supports, Systems Installation & Design, Traffic Safety Products, and Rooftop Support Systems, and has expanded their reach across the US with the addition of a website. Specializing in distributing and manufacturing support products for the commercial construction industry, Eberl Iron Works is currently celebrating its 90th year of supplying superior products and support to its customers while providing a safe work environment for its employees.
Based in Rockford, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with nearly 2,300 members working together to improve the metal fabricating and forming industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH® trade show. FMA also has two technology affiliates, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating; and Green Manufacturer Network, a professional organization of individual members dedicated to working toward environmentally-friendly manufacturing.
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