Kenworth plant earns safety award

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BELLEVUE, Wash. – A safety program that reduced overall injuries at Kenworth’s Renton plant by nearly half during the past year earned the truck manufacturer the Association of Washington Business’s (AWB) “Better Workplace Award” for 1999.

Kenworth won the award in the workplace safety category for companies with more than 250 employees. Other “Better Workplace Award” categories include job training and advancement programs and innovative benefit/compensation programs.

“Every manager, supervisor and employee at the plant has a safety focus, which covers everything from hazard reporting to personal protective equipment,” said Ed Caudill, PACCAR vice-president and Kenworth general manager. “Having clearly defined goals that spell out exactly what is expected in terms of safety has been a very effective tool and the key to obtaining the results we have achieved.”

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