WEST CHESTER, Ohio, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AK Steel’s (NYSE:AKS) Zanesville (Ohio) Works and Coshocton (Ohio) Works have been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Zanesville – Muskingum County – Safety Council and Chamber of Commerce and by the Coshocton County Safety Council and Chamber of Commerce.
“I’m pleased to congratulate our Zanesville Works and Coshocton Works employees for their outstanding safety achievement, which demonstrates our commitment to safety at AK Steel,” said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel. “We are proud of this important recognition from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Zanesville – Muskingum County, and Coshocton County.”
AK Steel’s Zanesville Works received the “100% Award” for safety for operating the entire year of 2017 without any lost-time injuries or illnesses. The plant received a “Special Award” for safety for operating 5,648,260 hours without a lost-time injury between April 21, 2003 and December 31, 2017. Zanesville Works also received the “Group Award” for having the lowest incident rate in each employer group.
AK Steel’s Coshocton Works received the “Special Award for Safety” for operating without a lost-time injury between April 26, 2016 and September 27, 2017. AK Steel is an industry leader in safety results, with a safety record in 2017 that continues to be significantly better than the industry average.
AK Steel is a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for the automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, electrical power generation and distribution markets. Through its subsidiaries, the company also provides customer solutions with carbon and stainless steel tubing products, die design and tooling, and hot- and cold-stamped components. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), the company has approximately 9,200 employees at manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and facilities in Western Europe. Additional information about AK Steel is available at www.aksteel.com.
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Source: AK Steel