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Roofing exec praises safety records

Reed Hitchcock

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The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has recognized 12 asphalt roofing manufacturers for their exceptional workplace safety records and commitment to worker health.

“Since 1983, ARMA has run the annual Accident Prevention Contest, and with it the asphalt roofing industry has continuously demonstrated its commitment to workplace safety,” said Reed Hitchcock, executive vice-president of ARMA. “The safety of our member’s facilities and their workers is a top priority for this industry, and the companies’ pledges to improvements in that area continue to benefit everyone involved.”

The 2013 Accident Prevention Contest awarded 95 individual roofing facilities for the results of their quarterly safety data reports, which were submitted to ARMA’s Health, Education and Safety (HSE) Committee throughout the year. Grouped by number of hours completed, each of the winning companies and their facilities were found to have safety records above and beyond their peers.

Amond the President’s Award winners were GAF in Michigan City, Indiana; Owens Corning in Savannah, Georgia; and CertainTeed in Wilmington, California.


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