TCA Wins Safety Award

January 26, 2010

Toray Composites America (TCA) the 2009 recipient of the John D Spellman Safety Award from Evergreen Safety Council (ESC). ESC is a private, non-profit organization located in Seattle, serving the businesses and communities of the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska through the dissemination of safety and health information and training.

This annual safety award was established by the 18th Washington State Governor in order to recognize member organizations which have demonstrated significant improvement or achievements in their safety program.

TCA was selected to receive the award out of 257 member organizations. The award ceremony was held in Seattle on January 26, and TCA was represented by President and CEO Mr. Toshiyuki Kondo, Director of Operations Mr. Hank Duran, Environmental Manager Mr. William Avalone, and Mark Haller, Safety Manager.

In 2009, TCA refocused its efforts on safety with an emphasis on associate involvement, hazard identification, and corrective actions. To accomplish these, TCA held activities and special events that all served to put safety on associate minds before they begin their work day, reinforce identification of unsafe conditions and work practices, and encouraged taking corrective actions to rectify those identified situations. Through efforts of all associates, TCA earned this special award. Looking to the future, TCA is continuing to focus on safety and has set a "Zero Accident" goal for 2010.