ockwell Automation has announced automotive manufacturer Honda of Canada Manufacturing and U.K.-based equipment builder A.M.P Rose as the winners of its fifth annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards.
“The awards honor organizations that are leading the way in workplace safety by implementing a strong safety culture, well-executed compliance procedures, and effective use of contemporary safeguarding and automation technology,” said Mark Eitzman, safety market development manager, Rockwell Automation.
Honda of Canada Mfg. received a company division-level award for the outstanding safety program at the company’s operations in Alliston, Ontario. According to Rockwell, the automotive manufacturer has ingrained safety company-wide, and the Canadian division has worked to continually make safety a core business value.
A.M.P Rose, a U.K.-based equipment builder, received an enterprise-level award for its company-wide focus on safety. According to Rockwell, the company, which specializes in flexible packaging and flow-wrap machinery for many industries such as confectionary, snack and bakery, takes a proactive approach to adding contemporary safety solutions onto its machines.
“We’ve found that more clients are asking for safer machines to better protect their employees,” said Lee Clayton, safety assessment analyst, A.M.P Rose. “We’ve always focused on making safe machines, but with this industry shift, we’ve been finding new ways to make machines more user-friendly to help prevent workers from bypassing safeguards.”
The 2017 Manufacturing Safety Excellence Award recipients join past winners that include Bevcorp, The Clorox Company, Corning Environmental Technologies, Dana Incorporated, General Motors, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, MESNAC, OCME, Paper Converting Machine Company, PepsiCo divisions of Walkers Crisps and Pepsi Flavors, and Procter & Gamble.