AFL Telecommunications Wins South Carolina Safety Honors.Business Editors
SPARTANBURG, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2003
Alcoa's AFL AFL: see American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. Telecommunications operations in Spartanburg, S.C. will receive two safety honors from the South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. Occupational Safety Council (SCOSC) for excelling in workplace safety and health during 2002. The awards will be presented at SCOSC's 66th Annual Conference slated for April 16 - 18 in Myrtle Beach.
AFL Telecommunications will receive the Palmetto Safety Excellence Award for its safe operations of its Ridgeview facility, where aerial fiber optic cable Noun 1. fiber optic cable - a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light
fibre optic cable
transmission line, cable, line - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power is manufactured. This award is given to companies with the lowest OSHA OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a branch of the US Department of Labor responsible for establishing and enforcing safety and health standards in the workplace. Total Recordable Incidence Rate (TRIR TRIR Total Recordable Incident Rate (workplace safety indicator)
TRIR Total Recordable Injury Rate
TRIR Time-Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy
TRIR Toxic Relief Inventory Reports ) in the same Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). AFL had the lowest TRIR of all companies in South Carolina in its classification, with a rate at least 50% below the state average incidence rate.
AFL's Hillside manufacturing facility, which is home to Alcoa Conductor Accessories, Photonics and Fusion Splicing Systems groups, will receive a South Carolina Safety Award Certificate. This award is presented to companies with an OSHA Recordable Incidence Rate that is 50% below the state average incident rate for companies in the same SIC.
AFL Telecommunications has been a part of the Upstate since 1985 and employs about 500.
The South Carolina Occupational Safety Council is a non-profit organization made of up more than 700 private and public sector employers. The mission of the Council is to provide educational resources and training to members on safety, health and environmental issues in order to enrich the lives of employees, help provide a safe and healthful health·ful
1. Conducive to good health; salutary.
healthful·ness n. place to work and to allow industries to stay competitive in a global economy.
About AFL Telecommunications
Alcoa's AFL Telecommunications is an industry leader in providing fiber optic products, engineering expertise and integrated services to the Electric Utility, Broadband, Telco, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and , Private Network and Wireless markets. It has operations in the U.S., Mexico and the U.K. For more information, visit www.AFLtele.com.