Cummins Emission Solutions Wins 22nd Annual Corporate Safety Award

Mineral Point company to be honored during annual Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference and Expo in Wisconsin Dells May 17-18

Madison – The Wisconsin Safety Council, the state’s leading provider of safety training and programming, and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will honor Cummins Emission Solutions as one of 15 companies to win this year’s Wisconsin Corporate Safety award.
“This year’s winners embody the success stories that make Wisconsin one of the safest states to work” said Janie Ritter, director of the Wisconsin Safety Council. “We would like to congratulate the winning companies along with all the finalists as they are true models to businesses across the state of what it means to make the safety of their employees a priority each and every day”.

The winners were chosen based on information they provided on their organization’s safety and health leadership, training and implementation programs, and employee participation. Their applications also included information on their safety accomplishments and goals. The applications were judged by an independent panel of 45 safety, insurance and human resource professionals.

“On behalf of the State of Wisconsin, I congratulate this year’s Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award winners who are leading by example and understand the importance of safety both in and around the workplace,” said Department of Workforce Development Secretary Ray Allen.

Cummins Emission Solutions, otherwise known as CMP, is a manufacturer of exhaust after treatment systems and components for diesel and natural gas combustion engines. With an OSHA recordable incident rate at 7.18 in 2007, CMP saw that rate drop to 0.88 in December 2015. All manufacturing employees participate in PowerZone training to combat ergonomic hazards and have an occupational therapist at the Cummins Health Center which has aided in no lost time injuries for over two years. When equipment or processes are introduced or modified in any way, a manufacturing change request is ordered while health and safety personnel are required to sign off on the modifications to ensure safety requirements are met prior to employees’ use. The development of an off-the-job safety program emphasized employee communication and free learning and addresses topics such as ATV, lawn mowing, hunting, fireworks and Halloween safety. CMP also offers smoking cessation, weight loss competitions, and sleep apnea identification. The introduction and improvement of the Learning to See program was developed to promote open dialog regarding safety and health, and CMP has implemented five initiatives to continue their safety practice through 2016.

The awards will be presented during the 74th annual Wisconsin Safety and Health Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on May 17-18, 2016.

Founded in 1923, the Wisconsin Safety Council is Wisconsin’s leading provider of workplace safety training and programming and is dedicated to saving the lives of Wisconsin workers. As the state chapter of the National Safety Council, WSC is the educational division of the Wisconsin Manufacturers’ Association and the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce. Representing more than 4,000 organizations across the state, WSC provides training, products, certification, research, resources and collaboration for the thousands of safety and health professionals in Wisconsin.

For more information, contact the Wisconsin Safety Council at 800-236-3400 or visit www.wisafetycouncil.org.

Contact
Jon Mills, jon.mills@cummins.com

Janie Ritter, jritter@wisafetycouncil.org, 608-661-6930