|Brunswick Facilities Worldwide Achieve Safety Recognition|
LAKE FOREST, Ill., APRIL 12, 2011 - Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today the recipients of its safety award program for 2010. The purpose of the program is to encourage, recognize and reward employees and facilities that have achieved outstanding safety and health performance through promoting and practicing safety awareness, ultimately minimizing workplace incidents and injuries. All Brunswick manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide are eligible for such recognition.
For 2010, three facilities received the Chairman's Safety Award; the company's highest, while 21 additional facilities were recognized with Distinguished Awards for their 2010 safety performance. In all, 36 facilities were cited by Brunswick for achieving no lost-time incidents during 2010.
The Chairman's Safety Award is selected and presented by Brunswick senior management to the most outstanding performers. The Distinguished Safety Award is achieved by meeting specific safety performance results, which include incident rates and other Brunswick criteria. Three facilities have won the prestigious Chairman's Safety Award, including:
As Chairman's Safety Award recipients, each of these facilities will receive a $10,000 grant from Brunswick, which will be donated to a local charity chosen by the plant. Additionally, the Palm Coast facility achieved six million hours worked without a lost-time incident in December 2010, and the Taycheedah facility achieved one million hours without a lost-time incident in January 2010.
Also of note among the plants being recognized for their safety achievements are Fond du Lac, Wis., Franklin Park, Ill., Ft. Wayne, Ind., Lebanon, Mo., Pompano Beach, Fla., Muskegon, Mich., Suzhou, China, Ramsey, Minn., and the Sykes Creek plant in Merritt Island, Fla., all of which have recently achieved 1 million continuous hours without sustaining a lost-time incident.
Twenty-one Brunswick manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide were recently cited with the Distinguished Safety Award for their safety performance in 2010, including:
"At Brunswick, we believe it is everyone's responsibility to contribute to safety in the workplace. I'm very pleased with our employees' commitment to our high safety standards and congratulate these facilities and their employees on their tremendous accomplishments," Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy said.
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