M&B Hangers Honored for Safety Milestones
M&B Hangers, Leeds, AL, recently was honored with a “No Lost Time” Award from Gov. Robert Bentley (R) for completing 2015 without a single lost-time incident and for a 10-year record of outstanding safety performance.
“I am so proud of our people for achieving these milestones,” said President Milton Magnus. “Safety is our No. 1 priority. From the time associates are interviewed, then in their orientation, training, and through constant reminders by everyone, safety is our first priority. Safety is not something that just happens – it takes a conscious effort. You have to create a culture where unsafe situations are not allowed and unsafe acts are not allowed.”
The award was presented by the Alabama Department of Labor and “Manufacture Alabama” the state’s manufacturing trade association, during the latter group’s annual Safety/Human Resources/Health Conference on April 27. The award recognized M&B for accumulating a total of 161,782 hours in 2015 without a single lost-time accident. It also marked the fact that over 10 years, M&B’s Leeds facility has gone without a single incident that required more than a day’s recovery for an injured employee. M&B attributes these records to the company’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest possible safety standards.
To pursue its ultimate goal of an incident-free workplace, M&B emphasizes its philosophy of “Work safe first, obtain quality second, and maintain production standards, third.”
The company also has an employee-led Safety Committee, which meets monthly. Membership rotates every six months, so that all employees serve on the committee and contribute directly to M&B’s safety record, said Darlene Yarborough, manager of human resources and safety.
Representatives of 50 companies attended the Manufacture Alabama conference. Of these, M&B was one of 31 companies that received a certificate for no lost-time accidents. Congratulations to M&B and all the winners!