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.