ERI Solutions Inc., the industry leader for safety services in grain ethanol, announced the winners of their fourth annual ERI safety awards. Atop the list this year and receiving the “Award of Honor” is ABE Fairmont, LLC in Fairmont.
“The ‘Award of Honor’ is given to the ethanol producer who demonstrates the highest commitment to safety and generates the highest combined scores in the areas of ERI Safety Audit scores, OSHA incident rates, and workers compensation claims,” said Tom Denning, director of Safety at ERI Solutions.
“By demonstrating good safety performance, it is evident that both the management and employees of ABE Fairmont are committed to putting safety first,” Denning said.
The safety awards are used to recognize the commitment and results of producers’ efforts to put safety on top of the industry’s priority lists. “With the continued call for positive economic results, it is important to stop and recognize the positive impact to the bottom-line that can come from low personal injury rates and lost time incidents,” states Bruce Pearson, president of ERI Solutions. “Good safety performance not only saves money, but ensures everyone goes home at night as healthy as they came in,” he said.
The ERI Safety Group is made up of more than 70 ethanol producers representing almost 40 percent of the US ethanol industry’s production. Over all, the ethanol industry has seen marked improvement in its overall OSHA incident rates since 2005 and continues to demonstrate American ingenuity in solving the US’s dependency on foreign oil.
“The safety awards were created to recognize the ethanol industry’s dedication to the pursuit of excellence in safe operations. We are delighted to recognize the efforts of these fine companies and hope we can inspire more to achieve higher results,” Pearson said.