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Tempel steel receives 2019 Rusty Demeules Award

Steel News - Published on Mon, 22 Apr 2019

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The Rusty Demeules Award recognizes an organization with a commitment to excellence in safety. Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International and CNA announced Tempel Steel of Chicago, as the winner of the 2019 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award is presented annually by FMA, sponsored by CNA, and created by FMA’s Safety Council to recognize a company with a demonstrated safety culture. The award is named in honor of Rusty Demeules, an outstanding volunteer contributor who made significant contributions to FMA while serving as the president of its Safety Committee from its inception in 1989 until 1996.

Mr Edward Youdell, president and chief executive officer of FMA said that “FMA is pleased to present the Rusty Demeules Safety Award to Tempel Steel. Their dedication to safety is evident from their regular safety meetings and trainings to the management participation in their program.”

Tempel Steel manufactures magnetic steel laminations used in electric motor applications and transformer cores. In its operation, steel coils are slit and punched using mechanical presses varying from 25 to 400 tons.

Tempel’s safety program involves an active committee, which has monthly meetings. Weekly safety training involves talks conducted at every department, using training and informational materials. Management is committed to demonstrate safe work behavior and to lead by example. Specialized trainings include lockout/tagout, First Aid and CPR, OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour outreach program, forklift truck operator, crane operator, and arc flash protection.

Mr Roger Wilson, assistant vice president and industry leader for manufacturing at CNA said that “We are proud to sponsor the Rusty Demeules Award and are very proud to recognize Tempel Steel as the 2019 Rusty Demeules Award recipient for their conscious work to create a culture of safety.”

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Mon, 22 Apr 2019
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