FOREST CITY, IA, May 16, 2011 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. announced that its Charles City Assembly Facility (CCAF) has received a safety award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council (IISC). The award was presented during their 58th Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo held in Bettendorf, Iowa, April 28-29. The award was presented for outstanding achievement in accident prevention for the 2010 calendar year.
Winnebago Industries was one of 154 businesses, industries and government agencies in Iowa and Illinois to receive an award for promoting active safety programs and reducing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injuries among their employees. To qualify for this award, applicants had to demonstrate an incident rate lower than the national average for their specific industry. Winnebago Industries CCAF was one of only 47 IISC member facilities to achieve a zero incident rate in 2010.
“We are very proud of the employees at our Charles City Assembly Facility in earning this award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council,” said Winnebago Industries President Randy Potts. “Our company and safety department have been recognized for ensuring a safe work environment for our employees, as well as providing the training necessary for continued employee safety. Employee safety continues to be foremost in our minds as we manufacture the highest quality and most recognized motor homes in the industry.”
The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council and is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The mission of the Council is to educate society to adopt safety, health and environmental practices and to provide high quality, value added training and services.