ST. LOUIS, MO, December 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Employees at two manufacturing plants staffed by Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB) in St. Louis County achieved an impressive safety milestone in November by celebrating five years without any lost-time injuries, a proud accomplishment for safety and plant productivity.---
John Thompson, President of Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis, a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging organization with a dedicated social service mission that employs about 46 individuals who are legally blind, said, "Few manufacturing operations can claim five continuous years without any lost-time injuries.
"Achieving this inspiring milestone is a testimony to our employees' skill, talent and commitment to maintaining safe and productive work environments," said Thompson. "It reflects the success of our continuous safety training programs and precautionary activities. I congratulate each and every one of our employees and plant supervisors for handling their job responsibilities so well."
To recognize their safety achievement, all LHB employees received a Lighthouse logoed baseball cap and participated in a "safety recognition ceremony" at their manufacturing plants. Over the last five years, LHB has upgraded machine guard safety rails on many pieces of equipment, and supervisors have reiterated constant needs for precautionary measures.
Clint Cruse, Vice President of Manufacturing at LHB, said, "Whenever a minor work injury has occurred LHB has conducted a safety refresher meeting. Safety Committees at both the Trenton and Berkeley plants routinely inspect equipment, systems and processes for any areas of potential concern in order to sustain a safe work place for all employees and visitors.
"We do not - and will not - compromise our commitment to putting safety first," said Cruise, who added, "Our commitment to safety resonates with our many customers including government, military and businesses organizations."
LHB's commitment to safety and productivity is among the reasons why LHB recently won a contract from Phokus Research Group, LLC, of San Diego, California, to package trauma bandages for the company's innovative "Sons Trauma Kit" and won a contract to provide supplies and pack orders for personal protective equipment for use by U.S. Navy Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) disaster response groups.
Michael Schneider, Mayor of the City of Overland, visited the Lighthouse Trenton plant to offer congratulations for the five-year safety milestone, calling the Lighthouse and its employees "an asset to our community and the service industry."
Also known as LHB Industries, Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis is a non-profit entity that helps adults and children who are visually impaired maintain dignity and independence by offering Employment, Education and Support Services.
Founded in 1933, The Lighthouse operates manufacturing and packaging plants in the cities of Berkeley and Overland in St. Louis County. LHB and its employees manufacture, assemble, warehouse and sell high-quality products to government and business customers nationwide including first aid kits, medical kits, catheters, aerosol and liquid paints, aerosol and liquid cleaning products, eco-friendly products and many others.
All sales revenues directly support Lighthouse programs including Professional Career Development; Special Technology and Adaptive Resources for Students (STARS); Summer Jobs for Students; Continuing Education; Arts & Entertainment Accessibility; Low Vision Aid; and others available for individuals who are legally blind and visually impaired in Missouri and Southwestern Illinois.
For information, contact Brittney Smithers, Marketing Manager, at toll-free800.542.3697 or 314.423.4333, or visit the websitehttp://www.lhbindustries.com. Media contact: Jeff Dunlap at 314.409.5203.
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