Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt LLC, located in Brookville, achieved certification in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program as a STAR worksite for excellence in workplace safety and health.
The fiberglass/asphalt roofing shingle manufacturer has 84 employees. The plant supplies shingles to Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio. The Brookville location is one of 14 Owens Corning plants in the United States enrolled in the VPP and joins three other STAR locations that have accomplished outstanding workplace safety and health cultures.
"This facility is a shining STAR, not just for workplace safety and health, but for the state of Indiana as a whole," said Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble. "Employees at Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt are not just protected through their safety practices, they're involved and motivated to keep up with expectations."
The Brookville site's workplace injury and illness rate is 99 percent below the industry average. Between 2012-14, the location only had one recordable injury.
Owens Corning is a $5.4 billion global industry leader with 16,000 employees around the world with manufacturing, sales and research facilities in 25 countries.
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