FIA Announces 2017 Safety Award Winners

On October, 16, 2018, FIA announced its 2017 Safety Award winners at its Fall Meeting of Members. The event took place at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.


The 16 award winners represent the top-performing facilities in FIA’s 2017 Occupational Injury & Illness Survey, which collected data for several safety categories. Pictured L to R: FIA Chairman Will Walker presenting award to Joe Lyons and John Cain of Scot Forge Co.


The 2017 FIA Safety Award winners are:

Group IV (more than 326 employees)

First Place:                        FRISA Forjados S.A. de C.V. - Garcia Plant 9

Second Place:                   FRISA Forjados S.A. de C.V. - Superalloys Plant

Third Place:                       FRISA Forjados S.A. de C.V. - Santa Catarina Plant


Group III (176–325 employees)

First Place:                        American Axle Manufacturing-Minerva Manufacturing Facility

Second Place:                    Ellwood Texas Forge Novasota

                                           Bonney Forge

Third Place:                        BAE Systems

                                           Scott Forge Co. – Spring Grove Division

Group II (81–175 employees)

First Place:                         Trenton Forging Co.

Second Place:                    Scot Forge Co. – Clinton Division

Third Place:                        McInnes Rolled Rings 


Group I (up to 80 employees)

First Place:                         Asahi Forge Group

                                           Ringmasters Manufacturing

                                           Storms Forge - Division of DONCASTERS

Second Place:                    Scot Forge Co. - Franklin Park Division

Third Place:                        Solmet Technologies Inc.


In addition, one facility from each group was recognized with an Improvement Award. These facilities showed the greatest improvement in their DART (days away from work, work restrictions and job transfer cases) rates as compared to their previous three-year averages. Companies recognized with Improvement Awards include Walker Forge, Inc. – Clintonville Plant (Group IV); Bonney Forge (Group III); Scot Forge Co. – Clinton Division (Group II); and Keystone Forging Co. (Group I).


To determine the Safety Award winners, FIA placed all facilities that participated in the survey into one of four groups based on number of employees. The facilities in each group with the lowest recordable incident rates were eligible for awards, provided their DART rates were less than the group average. These rates were calculated using data from OSHA Form No. 300 or Canadian Workers’ Compensation Reports.


The Occupational Injury & Illness Survey is part of FIA’s dynamic benchmarking platform. The platform enables participants to log in at any time and customize reports to show only the information they need, which helps streamline the benchmarking process.


For more information about FIA’s 2017 Safety Awards, please contact Jen Christian at (216) 781-6260 or