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Delaware employees of the Plant Safety Committee. From left: David Ramsey – Plant Manager, Joey Wilson – Production Supervisor, Jill Drazek – Sr. HSES Manager, Duane Mitchell – A Operator and Bernis Garcia – Instrument Technician. Missing: Clyde Dowell, Ron George, Herb Hutchinson and Paul McNatt.)

Kuehne Celebrates Two Years of Excellence in Safety

Aug 16, 2021 | Announcements, Safety | 1 comment

Congratulations to all of the team members of Kuehne Company’s Delaware site for achieving a record-breaking safety milestone! July 24th marked 2 years of no OSHA recordable injuries, passing by far the previous record of 21 months. OSHA recordable injuries can include anything from injuries involving stitches to sprains and strains, the latter two being the most common.

A Dedicated Team

Kuehne Company is proud to have dedicated employees who take safety seriously – not only for themselves but for the entire team.   Jill Drazek, Kuehne’s Senior Health, Safety, Environmental & Security Officer, says that the safety committee has been addressing issues in a proactive manner. They have been keeping safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind through continued training, as well as fun initiatives. In a recent ‘spot the hazards’ survey, contestants were shown comical photos of coworkers surrounded by hazardous situations. Those who identified the most hazards were rewarded with small prizes.  

Delaware Contingent of the Transportation Safety Committee. From left: Tim Dobyns – Driver, Stan Brozoski – Fleet Mechanic, Joe Kwiatkoski – Transportation Safety Manager, Rob McKnett – Fleet Mechanic, Rayan Carter – Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Zach Kuehne – Vice President, Special Projects.

Safety in Transportation

The Delaware Plant Safety Committee has been keeping the manufacturing facility safe for well over 10 years. Three years ago, a Transportation Safety Committee was formed to focus on product distribution and transportation equipment maintenance issues.   Everyone at the Delaware site will be rewarded with a $100 gift card for doing their part in being careful and proactive about safety. 

Looking Forward

Bill Paulin, Kuehne’s President, is confident that we can continue building upon this record and eventually reach a 5-year celebration of no recordable injuries. Richard Wilkes, Kuehne’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, encourages the New Jersey and Connecticut teams to “feed off of this success and keep the interaction level high between the facilities. Knowing what has been successful at one location can definitely have application at another.”   

1 Comment

  1. Manny Cunha

    Awesome, kudos to all the members of the team and all plant personnel for this accomplishment. Safety is paramount in our organization, we want everyone to go home to your loved ones, in better health and well-being than when they left home on the way to work.
    Congratulations to all!…

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