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Bridgestone receives safety award
Lisa Hobbs Photo-U.S. Paralympian Will Groulx was in attendance at Bridgestone on Thursday when the plant received a Tennessee Volunteer STAR Award from the state. He is a four-time Paralympic and six-time medalist in the sport of cycling. He was sponsored by Bridgestone.
Bridgestone’s commercial truck and bus radial tire manufacturing facility in Warren County has received its fifth Volunteer STAR award.STAR stands for Safety Through Accountability and Recognition.Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips presented the award, the state’s highest honor for workplace safety and health and a nationally recognized program, to the Warren County plant’s team. The Volunteer STAR is patterned after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program and recognizes the best of the best in the area of safety and health programming and performance.“Warren County’s achievement is a shining example of Bridgestone’s core commitment to safety first, always – and the teammates at our Warren Plant have done an exceptional job of proving that by once again achieving a Volunteer STAR award, the highest recognition of safety achievement in the state,” said Christine Karbowiak, chief administrative officer, chief risk officer and executive vice president. “Our high level of commitment to safety is a common goal among all teammates, from leadership to the plant floor where we strive to manufacture tires in the safest way possible so we can provide our customers with high-quality, safe tires.”There are currently 37 Volunteer STAR sites in Tennessee.