Mercury Marine wins Wisconsin Corporate Safety award

The Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will honor Mercury Marine as one of 15 companies to win this year's Wisconsin Corporate Safety award.

"This year's winners embody the success stories that make Wisconsin one of the safest states to work" said Janie Ritter, director of the Wisconsin Safety Council. "We would like to congratulate the winning companies along with all the finalists as they are true models to businesses across the state of what it means to make the safety of their employees a priority each and every day".

The winners were chosen based on information they provided on their organization's safety and health leadership, training and implementation programs, and employee participation. Their applications also included information on their safety accomplishments and goals. The applications were judged by an independent panel of 45 safety, insurance and human resource professionals.

"On behalf of the state of Wisconsin, I congratulate this year's Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award winners who are leading by example and understand the importance of safety both in and around the workplace," said Department of Workforce Development Secretary Ray Allen.

"We are honored to win the Corporate Safety Award in the state of Wisconsin," said Jim Sutton, Mercury Marine director of safety and occupational health. "Our safety values at Mercury drive our success and those values deal with respect, dignity, humility and integrity. To be recognized for our dedication to safety is a testament to the hard work of every employee at Mercury Marine to ensure that our workplace is safe and we will continue to make safety a priority every day."

According to Mercury, the company has made significant improvements in air quality, machine safeguarding and emergency notification systems. In 2015, Mercury Marine implemented both a supervisor roadmap to provide guidance in core safety activities and a pre-startup safety review process for new machine installations. In 2015, Mercury Marine saw a 25 percent reduction in total recordable injury rates and a 50 percent reduction in lost time injury. Restricted work days had a 43 percent reduction while there was an 82 percent reduction rate in days away for lost time injuries.

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