Yazaki's Circuit Controls Corporation Receives State Award for Outstanding Safety and Health Record

Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280

February 8, 2013 - Yazaki's Circuit Controls Corporation received the CET Bronze Award today for an outstanding safety and health record from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

"We are honored to present this award to Circuit Controls Corporation. Manufacturing operations have significant workplace hazards, and we are pleased to recognize Yazaki's efforts to protect its workers," said LARA Deputy Director Rob Nederhood. "Their dedication sends the message to Michigan employers that focusing on safety up front is a sound business decision."


"We are proud to receive this award, and appreciate the recognition from MIOSHA and LARA," said Jack George, Circuit Controls Corporation Manager of Environmental, Health & Safety. "The entire team has worked hard to improve our safety performance, and this is a great way to celebrate those efforts."


MIOSHA Director Martha Yoder presented the award to Jack George, in front of invited guests, management personnel, and employees that attended the presentation.


The MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division recognizes the safety and health achievements of Michigan employers and employees through CET Awards, which are based on excellent safety and health performance. The CET Bronze Award recognizes companies that reduced the injury rate by 50 percent or more in the last three years.


Circuit Controls Corporation has completed the following criteria to receive the Bronze Award:

  • Reduced injury/illness incident rate by more than 50 percent within the last three calendar years
  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system
  • Established a safety and health committee, with both employee and management participation
  • Developed an employee training system, with an emphasis on how to do the work in a safe and healthful manner
  • Worked diligently to change their workplace culture to reflect the importance of worker safety

Circuit Controls Corporation has more than 150 employees, and is located in Petoskey, Michigan. The facility has worked with the MIOSHA CET Division for several years. CET Safety Consultant Anthony Neroni performed a hazard survey on site, which is a part of the award process. This survey allowed them an opportunity to walk through the facility with a MIOSHA representative and correct any problem areas that were noted.


"Companies that establish an integrated safety and health program reap the benefits of significantly reducing their injury and illness rates," said Yoder. "Reducing these rates not only protects employees - it has a healthy impact on a company's bottom line."


Yazaki Corporation is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions for vehicle applications. Yazaki produces electrical distribution systems, vehicle information products, solid-state power centers, connection systems and electronics. Worldwide, the company employs more than 200,000 people in 39 countries. Yazaki has been committed to the preservation of the environment for over 70 years. The company continues this commitment today through the development of advanced electric components for hybrid electric vehicles, the promotion of recycling and the efficient use of resources. For more information about Yazaki North America, Inc. and its vision for a greener tomorrow, log onto www.yazaki-na.com.


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