* Flint Group's Willstaett, Germany site has received the Employer's Liability Insurance Association Work-Safety-Health 2012 award for the chemical industry in Germany. This prize has been awarded since 1997 and 9000 people from 4000 companies have participated in the competition.
"The award for the chemical industry sector goes to the employees of Flint Group for the construction and implementation of an effective safety measure for hand pallet and high-lift trucks. Their idea is simple, effective and most importantly easily transferable to various different vehicles used within all industry sectors," the association said in a statement.
"Flint Group takes health and safety in the workplace very seriously" says Michael Joerger, safety manager at the Willstaett site. "Every accident is one too many. We are pleased that our commitment has been recognized and honored with this award and that our ideas can help to increase safety at Flint Group, as well as other companies."
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