Safety Achievement Awards Program Rules & Regulations
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A. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
This includes plants engaged in NAICS (113) Forestry and Logging, (238) Specialty Trade Contractors, (311) Food Manufacturing, (313) Textile Mills, (314) Textile Product Mills, (315) Apparel Manufacturing, (316) Leather & Allied Product Manufacturing, (321) Wood Product Manufacturing, (322) Paper Manufacturing, (323) Printing & Related Support Activities, (324) Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing, (325) Chemical Manufacturing, (326) Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing, (331) Primary Metal Manufacturing, (332) Fabricated Metal Manufacturing, (333) Machinery Manufacturing, (335) Electrical Equipment, Appliance, & Component Manufacturing, (336) Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, (339) Miscellaneous Manufacturing, (421) Wholesale Trade, (484) Truck Transportation, (493) Warehousing & Storage, and (541) Professional, Scientific & Technical Services.
Participation shall be by individual manufacturing unit. Where a company has two or more eligible plants, each plant shall consist of a separate entry in the achievement program in their respective categories.
All employees carried on the regular plant payroll, including staff and line management personnel having offices on manufacturing plant property, are considered employees of the plant.
Employees not included in the achievement program are:
Each individual participating unit must be in operation for the duration period of the achievement program (January 1 through December 31).
Any company that experiences a work related fatality is disqualified from the achievement program for the remainder of the calendar year.
Major NAICS Code Group 113
Major NAICS Code Group 113
Major NAICS Code Group 238
Major NAICS Code Group 311
Major NAICS Code Group 313
Major NAICS Code Group 314
Major NAICS Code Group 315
Major NAICS Code Group 316
Major NAICS Code Group 321
Major NAICS Code Group 322
Major NAICS Code Group 323
Major NAICS Code Group 324
Major NAICS Code Group 325
Major NAICS Code Group 326
Major NAICS Code Group 331
Major NAICS Code Group 332
Major NAICS Code Group 333
Major NAICS Code Group 335
Major NAICS Code Group 336
Major NAICS Code Group 339
Major NAICS Code Group 421
Major NAICS Code Group 484
Major NAICS Code Group 493
Major NAICS Code Group 541
Forestry and Logging
Forestry and Logging
Specialty Trade Contractors
Textile Product Mills
Leather & Allied Product Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Printing & Related Support Activities
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, & Component Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Warehousing & Storage
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Recordable Cases Include:
2. Incidence Rate: This is the "Incidence Rate of Total Recordable Cases" as defined in ANSI Z16.4. It is based upon the total number of Recordable Cases, as defined in Section F.1 above, that occurred during the period covered by the rate. The following formula should be used:
No. of Recordable Cases X 200,000
This is a measure of the number of Recordable Cases per 100 full-time employees.
3. Severity Rate: This term is the toal lost workday cases involving days away from work, days of restricted work activity, or both. Total will be used from Columns H and I. The following formula is used to compute this rate:
Lost Workday Cases and Restricted Work Activity X 200,000
4. Exposure or Employee Hours: The total number of hours worked by qualified employees of the participating plant during the program period.
5. Measurement of Safety Results: The measurement of safety results using the recordable incident rate will compare all facilities to a common denominator. Each industry has an NAICS Code rate which represents the recordable incident rate for all of the same type manufacturing operations. (Standard Incident Rates will be used from the Bureau of Labor Statistics – latest published results) A comparison of incident rate above or below the NAICS Code will be used for comparison purposes. If someone is better than their industry average, they may have performed better than someone with a lower incident rate that is above their NAICS Code. By a percent below the NAICS Code, a more equitable comparison can be made.
Example: Standard Incident Rate 5.2
G. OPERATION OF THE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM
Manufacture Alabama will maintain all records essential to the operation of the program and to the determination of standings and recipients. Such information is to be restricted to member plants participating in the program and will not be disseminated to other agencies, plants or companies without express approval of all the participating plants involved. Manufacture Alabama shall have access to these records at all times.
Manufacture Alabama will prepare and submit a quarterly statistical report of combined experience of all participants, in such form as designated.
After summarizing the results, a copy of the summary will be sent to each participating company.
The participating plants will submit quarterly reports of safety experience to Manufacture Alabama on forms that will be provided. (The plant safety departments as needed may reproduce copies). These reports will contain the following information:
1st Quarter January - March April 25
Failure to make a timely quarterly report shall involve no penalty except the omission of that plant's safety experience from the combined quarterly report. No company can change major NAICS code groups/divisions or be added to the safety program after the second quarter.
Failure to submit a report for the final quarterly program period shall serve to eliminate the participant from the program.
If only one company participates in any particular category they may be declared the first place winner if their percentage NAICS rate from the current year is lower than the percentage NAICS rate of the previous year.
If only two companies complete the year in any particular category only a first place plaque will be awarded, and if only three companies complete the year in any particular category only first and second place will be awarded.
e. All plants with no lost workday cases receive a “No Lost-Time Certificate” presented by the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations.
f. Only Manufacture Alabama member plants shall be eligible to receive plaques or certificates.
David Carroll, Vice President/General Counsel, Hunt Refining, Tuscaloosa