MetalTek’s Carondelet division achieves safety milestone
AFS Corporate Member MetalTek International (Waukesha, Wisconsin), manufacturer of critical metal components that power, protect and connect the world, announced that its Carondelet Division in Pevely, Missouri, has gone 2.5 million total hours worked without a lost time safety incident—this period extends over seven years at a plant where 120 people work across three shifts. A lost time safety incident causes an employee to be unable to perform his or her job for at least one day.
The milestone is a result of MetalTek’s strong safety culture and core belief that all safety incidents are preventable. New employees complete rigorous safety training, which is supplemented by continuous safety training during their time with the company. Each employee meeting begins with a discussion of a safety topic or best practice, and the entire company is committed to a detailed safety incident review process to eliminate unsafe conditions.
“One of our core company values is Choose To Be Safe,” said Carondelet General Manager Barry Craig. “When all employees commit to taking responsibility for their safety and the safety of those around them, such a special milestone is possible. I am proud of the entire Carondelet team for this accomplishment and know that we will stay vigilant to prevent safety incidents in the future.”
An employee celebration of the safety milestone is being planned. Carondelet was founded in St. Louis in 1890. It uses sand casting technology to produce metal components for customers in defense, petrochemical, mining, and other demanding industries.