Schulte Building Systems, Inc. Wins Prestigious MBMA AwardHockley, TX: Schulte Building Systems, Inc. (SBS) was recently recognized with an industry Safety Award from the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), a national building industry association. Each year MBMA recognizes metal building systems manufacturers who show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety. Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held May 1-3, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas.
“A total of 46 plant facilities participated in MBMA’ s Quarterly OSHA Injury Statistics Program,” states Charles Praeger, Assistant General Manager of MBMA. “Awards were presented based on our analysis of the submitted data.”
MBMA re-vamped their long-standing Safety Awards Program in 2010. They first appointed a Steering Committee that recommended the establishment of a Safety Committee and the development of a new Safety Awards Program. The new program is patterned after OSHA safety rules. Their previous program had run from fourth quarter to third quarter each year. The Steering Committee changed this to an annual award based on a calendar year. “They toughened up the standards too,” says Praeger. In 2009, 29 plant facilities won awards. For 2010, 4 companies won the top awards. MBMA also created new awards that would recognize those firms who had achieved the greatest percentage in improved safety performance in various categories.