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Milliken named one of America’s safest companies

Three-time honouree is the first company commemorated in America’s Safest Companies Hall of Fame.

15th September 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Spartanburg, SC

Sustainable, Interiors, Industrial, Construction

America’s Safest Companies, created in 2002, is a corporate award honouring the safest companies in the US. Since 2002, more than 225 companies with clearly demonstrated commitment to employee safety and health, environment management, and risk control have been included on the list published by EHS Today.

“The safety and health of all Milliken associates are of primary, foundational importance to our company,” said J. Harold Chandler, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Milliken & Company. “To be named among America’s Safest Companies upholds Milliken’s legacy of safety and honours the ongoing commitment of our associates to create a safe working environment.”

Training and resources

Among the various elements considered when creating the America’s Safest Companies list, EHS Today looks for transformational environmental, health and safety leadership across the board. Companies on this list are recognised for their innovative solutions to safety challenges, significantly lower injury and illness rates than industry averages, comprehensive training programs, top-notch internal and external communications speaking to the value of safety, and a commitment to incident prevention.

Milliken devotes resources to train associates to perform their jobs safely, to ensure equipment can be operated in a safe manner, to eliminate workplace hazards, and to comply with applicable safety and health laws and regulations.

“Milliken’s unwavering emphasis on safety has resulted in achieving one of the lowest total incident and injury rates of North American manufacturers, as well as becoming one of the nation’s top three companies for the number of sites receiving the coveted OSHA VPP Star certification,” the company says.

Textile capabilities

Milliken offers a wide range of textile capabilities for use in reinforcement fabrics for industrial and building and infrastructure applications, including waterproofing membranes, engineered facer materials, and reinforced laminates.

With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemicals, floor coverings, and performance materials, the company works around the world to add value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make the world more sustainable.

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