Roeslein’s Red Bud plant received Governor’s Award for safety

PRESENTED AWARD–Roeslein & Associates’ Red Bud manufacturing facility recently received the Southern Illinois Occupation Safety and Health Governor’s Award. Pictured with the award are: Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)Specialist Dakota Riddle, Human Resources Manager Sarah Davidson, Production Manager Mike Umbdenstock and EHS Manager Ryan Kirkpatrick.

Roeslein & Associates’ manufacturing facility in Red Bud received the third annual SIOSH Governor’s Award for Contributions in Safety and Health at the Southern Illinois Occupational Safety and Health (SIOSH) and SAFETYCON gathering on Jan. 22.

This award parallels the success of Roeslein’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) department the last four years. In 2017, Roeslein Manufacturing Facility (RMF) reduced recordable injuries by 80 percent. RMF recently reached 500,000 hours worked without a lost time incident (LTI), and on Jan. 23 it reached 250 days without a recordable injury. In February, Roeslein as a whole, will hit one million hours worked without a LTI. Roeslein achieved this milestone in 2015 along with an impressive 1,184 days without a LTI at RMF.

Roeslein formalized its Human Resources and Safety Program five years ago. Shortly after, Ryan Kirkpatrick was brought on as an EHS manager to lead and develop the department. Together, the HR and EHS departments have worked to build and strengthened its safety program. “We have made copious amounts of progress since the start of our safety program. I look forward to seeing what the future brings for Roeslein and our employee owners,” said Human Resources Manager Sarah Davidson.

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