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TAMKO Celebrates Workplace Safety Week with New Roofing Industry Recognition for Safety Achievements

In recognition of North American Occupational Health & Safety Week and the National Safety Stand-Down, both held the first full week in May, TAMKO announces its 2018 ARMA awards and OSHA record achievements

TAMKO Building Products is kicking off a nationally-recognized workplace safety week by announcing a new set of prestigious industry awards for safety at the company’s manufacturing facilities.

75% Reduction in OSHA recordable injuries since the 2005 implementation of ZISC, TAMKO's Zero Incident Safety Culture programTAMKO’s Ennis, Texas fiberglass mat manufacturing facility recently received the 2018 Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) Perfect Safety Award. The ARMA Perfect Safety Award is earned when a facility records ZERO lost or restricted days AND zero recordable OSHA incidents during a calendar year. This marks the sixth time TAMKO Ennis has earned this award.

Additionally, both the Ennis facility, and TAMKO’s Dallas, Texas shingle manufacturing facility were recognized with ARMA’s Safety Improvement Award for reducing their ARMA Safety Index scores by 25 percent or more over the previous year.

“Why do we care so much about safety at TAMKO? There is one reason: People,” said David Humphreys, TAMKO president and CEO. “At TAMKO, we believe that safety is not optional.”

The awards announcement came just in time for North American Occupational Health & Safety (NAOSH) Week and the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction, both celebrated the first full week in May. In recognition of these events, TAMKO is hosting a new internal safety campaign to raise continued awareness of the importance of preventing slip, trip and fall accidents.

At TAMKO, safety is a year-round focus and one of the company’s core values. TAMKO’s innovative Zero Incident Safety Culture (ZISC) took the company’s focus on Continuous Improvement a step further, striving for a culture where even one workplace injury is unacceptable. Since implementing ZISC in 2005, TAMKO has reduced its number of OSHA recordable injuries by 74 percent.

About ARMA

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association is a trade association representing the majority of North America’s asphalt roofing manufacturing companies and their raw material suppliers, including almost 95 percent of the nation’s bituminous-based roofing products. For more information, visit https://asphaltroofing.org/.

About the National Safety Stand-Down

The National Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary safety event for employers to raise awareness of fall prevention in the workplace. Created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in partnership with a variety of other national and industry-specific safety organizations, the Stand-Down is now in its sixth year. This year, the event will be observed May 6-10, 2019. Learn more about the National Safety Stand-Down at https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/.

About North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week

NAOSH Week was first launched in June 1997, marked by an agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. Each year, from Sunday through Saturday the first full week in May, thousands of individuals and organizations across North America join together to raise awareness about the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses at work. This year, the event will be observed May 5-11, 2019. Learn more about NAOSH week at https://foh.psc.gov/calendar/naosh.html.

About TAMKO


TAMKO Building Products is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of residential and commercial roofing products. For more information about TAMKO, visit our website at www.tamko.com.