According to a news release, the award was presented during their 58th Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo held in Bettendorf, Iowa, April 28-29. The award was presented for outstanding achievement in accident prevention for the 2010 calendar year.
Winnebago was one of 154 businesses, industries and government agencies in Iowa and Illinois to receive an award for promoting active safety programs and reducing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injuries among their employees. To qualify for this award, applicants had to demonstrate an incident rate lower than the national average for their specific industry. The Winnebago Industries facility was one of only 47 IISC member facilities to achieve a zero incident rate in 2010.
“We are very proud of the employees at our Charles City Assembly Facility in earning this award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council,” said Winnebago President Randy Potts. “Our company and safety department have been recognized for ensuring a safe work environment for our employees, as well as providing the training necessary for continued employee safety. Employee safety continues to be foremost in our minds as we manufacture the highest quality and most recognized motor homes in the industry.”