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Great Dane achieves safety milestone

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Great Dane Trailers Brazil Plant Manager Gary Parker (right) presents the 2008 TTMA Plant Safety Award to the plant's management team (from left) General Superintendent Art Wilson and Safety Supervisor Doug Tisdale. Courtesy Photo.
Great Dane's Brazil plant recently achieved a safety milestone as it reached two million safe work hours without lost-time injury.

Its last lost-time injury was recorded October 2007.

The plant's safety performance was lauded by the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA).

During the group's 2009 annual gathering, TTMA President Dick Bowling presented Great Dane with a Safety Award for its 2008 performance of no lost workday cases.

The Brazil plant was chosen from among seven entries for the first-place award in the "Over 750,000 work hours" category.

In 2008, the plants total lost workday incidence rate was 0.0.

TTMA safety awards are given annually in six categories, based on total accrued work hours during the previous calendar year.

In 2009, a total of 39 entries were submitted for consideration based on 2008 statistics.

Award determinations are based on direct comparison of injury data from OSHA Annual Summary Form 300A, the same data used by the National Safety Council and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Great Dane Trailers, a manufacturer of dry van, refrigerated and platform trailers, has long been regarded as the industry leader in technology, innovation and quality.

The company has division offices in Savannah, Ga., and Chicago, with seven located manufacturing plants in the United States.

With distribution points across North and South America, Great Dane utilizes a network of company-owned branches and full-line independent dealers as well as parts-only independent dealers.

Great Dane can be accessed online at www.greatdanetrailers.com.

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I dont know Gary but I worked for Doug and Art and they are both good guys! ::))

-- Posted by ibclean76@yahoo.com on Wed, Jul 8, 2009, at 10:29 AM

How interesting this article is about Great Dane receiving a safety award but the plant manager isn't wearing a safety hat out in the plant.

-- Posted by papagoober on Wed, Jul 8, 2009, at 11:05 AM

I believe the picture was taken in an area just before you enter the plant (and thus enter the "hard hat area"). No hard hats are required or needed in that area.

-- Posted by escapee on Wed, Jul 8, 2009, at 3:31 PM

I give all people and management from Great Dane credit for a job well done. This not only cuts down on insurance cost but tax payer money, in the long run. This will also bring in new markets to a safe ( USA ) market.

I would love to work for a place like this that cares about there people that much.



-- Posted by pepper1 on Wed, Jul 8, 2009, at 8:22 PM

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