Eberl Iron Works Chose to Receive FMA’s 2017 Safety Award of Merit
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Eberl Iron Works of Buffalo, N.Y., was recently chosen to receive a 2017 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. In addition to winning an Award of Merit, Eberl was also the company among all the applicants that showed the most improvement in their safety record from calendar year 2015 to calendar year 2016.
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 2016 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.
“On behalf of the FMA, I congratulate Eberl Iron Works on winning a Safety Award of Merit,” said Edward Youdell, president and CEO of FMA. “The companies receiving safety awards this year have set a standard of excellence that all manufacturers should try and match. FMA, along with CNA, are proud to recognize these manufacturers for their outstanding achievements in the area of safety.”~ Edward Youdell, President and CEO of FMA
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, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2016. 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 were presented at a recognition dinner at the Annual FMA Safety Conference, held April 19, 2017.
Based in Elgin, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with over 2,500 members working together to improve the metal processing, 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 a technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating.
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