GAMETIME ACHIEVES FIVE-MILLION HOUR SAFETY BENCHMARK
Milestone marks seven years of safety at Southern Fulfillment Center in Fort Payne, Alabama
FORT PAYNE, ALABAMA, February 4, 2016 – GameTime, a leading manufacturer of commercial playground equipment, outdoor fitness products and custom play spaces, recently celebrated five million hours without a lost-time injury at its manufacturing facility in Fort Payne, Alabama. This represents seven years without a work-related injury of the facility’s 400 employees and demonstrates the company’s commitment to an industry-leading employee safety program.
GameTime’s safety milestone is particularly impressive in light of data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics which reports four million lost-time injuries occur each year in manufacturing facilities*.
“The health and safety of our employees is our top priority,” said Spencer Cheak, Senior Vice President and General Manager of GameTime. “Safety is something that all of our teams are passionate about, our employees work together to ensure adherence to safety policies. We’re happy to achieve five million hours without a lost-time injury, and pleased with the commitment all of our employees have made to create a safe work environment.”
GameTime is a leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment. Headquartered in Fort Payne, Alabama, and with distribution around the world, GameTime has been dedicated to enriching childhood through play since our founding in 1929. Our products combine play research with thoughtful design to create playgrounds for children of all abilities. We bring together the right corporate, civic and nonprofit partners to build healthy, active communities that make the world a better place for children and families.
*http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/osh_10292015.htm, Table 1, Industry (2)