Machine & Operator Safety
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Baldor Electric’s Belton plant achieves 18-year safety milestone
June 10, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 10, 2016 – The Baldor Electric Company gearbox manufacturing plant in Belton, S.C., is celebrating a milestone achievement. This month, the company announced it recently completed 18 years without a lost time accident, and employees have worked one year without any recordable accidents.
“We teach our employees that if they see a safety issue, they own it,” said Paul Beaumont, safety manager for the facility. “We focus on consistent communications about safety and expectations of personal responsibility. Our whole team has passion for doing the right thing, and we really work to take care of one another.”
According to Baldor, the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has also recognized the facility as a 2016 Palmetto Shining Star recipient for achieving 1 million or more safe work hours without a lost-time injury.
“I am very proud of the Belton employees,” added Mike Ross, plant manager. “When we are asked how we maintain our safety culture, I’m quick to point out that our team has a strong sense of pride in the work we do, and each person has accepted personal responsibility for safety. Using the principles of SafeStart, we are learning to use the same concepts and behaviours at home with our families that we do at work.”
Headquartered in Fort Smith, Ark., Baldor Electric Company is a marketer, designer and manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and mechanical power transmission products.