Honda of South Carolina has been named one of America’s safest companies by EHS Today, a publication that promotes environmental, health and safety in the workplace. Honda of South Carolina was among 16 companies that received the award for 2013 and will be featured in the November issue of EHS Today.
According to EHS Today, the safest companies demonstrate employee involvement and support from management, while also providing innovative solutions to safety challenges, and reporting injury and illness rates that are significantly lower than the average for their industries. They also place prevention of safety incidents as the cornerstone for safety through training programs and by integrating safety into their corporate culture.
“Our associates work hard every day to manufacture quality products safely, and without their efforts this accomplishment would not have been possible,” says Honda of South Carolina President Brian Newman. “I am honored that we have been named one of America’s safest companies. We will continue to work together as one team to ensure our facility remains one of the safest in America.”
The 16 companies receiving the award represent diverse industries, including public infrastructure construction, textiles, facility maintenance, oil and gas, mining and manufacturing. Employment also ranged widely, from approximately 100 to nearly 70,000.
“Companies named to EHS Today’s list understand the symbiotic relationship between safety and productivity, profits, morale and employee retention,” says Sandy Smith, editor in chief of EHS Today. “The marketplace is demanding that companies be sustainable, and they should be considered sustainable only if they protect their most important asset — employees.”
Honda of South Carolina employs 900 plus associates in its 655,000 square foot facility. The Timmonsville plant currently manufactures Honda ATVs and Side-by-Sides (SxS) for North American and Global markets.