ABB's New Berlin campus earns second Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award

2013-04-30 - With its stellar safety record, the New Berlin campus earned the award in 2007 and again in 2012.
The ABB campus in New Berlin, Wisconsin, was honored at the 71st Annual Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference and Exposition, receiving the 2012 Corporate Safety Award. The award is sponsored and awarded by the Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

“We are proud to honor the deserving winning companies who work tirelessly to ensure that safety remains a top priority, every day,” said Janie Ritter, director of the Wisconsin Safety Council. “The exhaustive efforts and determination of these companies to keep their employees safe at the workplace, as well as off the job, provides an example that all Wisconsin companies should strive to emulate.”

The New Berlin facility also received this award in 2007.

Of the 125 companies who submitted applications this year, 92 were qualified finalists - and 18 of those were selected as recipients. Each of the finalists provided details on their organization’s safety and health leadership, training and implementation programs, and employee participation. These reports also included information on their accomplishments and goals. ABB New Berlin is an OSHA VPP Star site and has OHSAS 18001 certification (since 2004).

In 2012, ABB New Berlin had an Incidence Rate that was 96% below industry average, and a Dart Rate that was 100% below industry average. Presently, the campus/manufacturing operation has gone more than 1,418 days without a lost time incident. In early May, the campus expects to celebrate more than five million hours without a lost time incident!

Congratulations to all employees of ABB New Berlin! It is every employee’s personal daily commitment to a strong safety culture that enables this success to be achieved.

James Ferretti, EHS coordinator, with the award, next to Daniel Ludwikoski (white shirt), New Berlin Facility and EHS director