NACCO Receives Carolina Star Safety Award

May 23, 2011
The Daily Reflector

NACCO Materials Handling Group, the maker of Hyster and Yale lift trucks, was awarded the Carolina Star Safety Award at the Eastern North Carolina Safety Awards ceremony, hosted by the N.C. Department of Labor and the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

To qualify, a company must pass an initial assessment to prove that its facilities are a safe, healthy and productive work environment

Six elements constitute the Carolina Star’s SEE and ACT requirements: statistics, everyone’s commitment, employee involvement, analyze hazards, control risks and training.

“We are incredibly honored and humbled to be named a Carolina Star Safety Award recipient and join the ranks of Kimberly-Clarke, Pfizer, Frito-Lay and Georgia Pacific, to name a few. NMHG would like to express our gratitude to the North Carolina Department of Labor and Pitt County Chamber of Commerce,” John Gardiner, general manager NMHG Americas Manufacturing, said. “It has been a wonderful year of safety milestones for our company, and we couldn’t have done it without our dedicated employees.”

In addition to receiving the Carolina Star Safety Award, NACCO Materials Handling Group was honored with the North Carolina Department of Labor Million-Hour Safety Award and Gold Safety Award for the seventh consecutive year.

Million-Hour Safety Awards are given to firms that accumulate one million employee hours with no case of injury or illness involving days away from work. Last year, NMHG reached three million hours without a lost-time accident in its Greenville facility.

Gold Safety Awards include cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer.