Buhler Aeroglide FMA Safety Award
Michael Moses, middle, accepts the safety award from FMA members.
Photo courtesy of Bühler Aeroglide.
CARY, NORTH CAROLINA, U.S. — Bühler Aeroglide received a safety award from the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA) during the group’s annual safety conference in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

FMA safety awards are given to metal fabrication companies that achieve and maintain a culture of safety in the workplace.

 The Safety Award of Merit is presented to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for calendar year 2017 that is better than the published Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate by 10% or greater, based on their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.

Bühler’s safety record reported for 2017 consisted of only three recordable minor injuries and one lost time accident. The company’s TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) compared to the most recent National OSHA recordable rate for applicable industry contractors, was calculated at 1.9 versus an industry average of 3.2.

 “We are pleased to receive this award for the fifth consecutive year, but this is also something we’ve come to expect,” said Michael Moses, quality/safety manager. “We’ve developed a strong commitment to safety awareness during the past few years, with training and professional development that has increased workforce engagement, while recognizing an inclusiveness of all employees. This award reflects the goals of our in house safety program.“

Moses assumed the responsibility of Bühler’s program six years ago. Through regular communications meetings, weekly discussions, conversations on the shop floor and consistent messaging, he stimulated interest in accident prevention, promoted safety in the workplace, and recognized safe work habits, the company said.

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, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017. Winners were determined based on NAICS code categories and BLS injury and illness incidence rates.