Continued focus on workplace safety keeps our employees safe and our facilities profitable. Safety is a key priority during employee orientation at all facilities and safety is the responsibility of every PACCAR employee. PACCAR’s major manufacturing facilities are equipped with safety and health departments staffed with medical personnel. PACCAR's consistent focus on workplace safety has resulted in a fatality rate of zero, and a recordable injury/illness rate lower than the U.S. industry average.
Safety is a top priority during employee orientation at all facilities. At our newest factory, the DAF-Brasil Assembly Plant in Ponta Grossa, Brasil (2013), employees completed a thorough safety training course before production started to ensure they adopt PACCAR's commitment to a strong safety culture. This resulted in a first full year of operation in 2014 without one lost time accident.
Company managers address safety enhancements every day in morning meetings; they provide regular and ongoing safety trainings; and they use displays located in factories to provide all employees with safety-related information.
Senior management demonstrates its commitment to workplace safety by awarding the President's Cup for Excellence in Safety at an annual Company ceremony attended by senior executives from all Company locations. PACCAR's consistent focus on workplace safety has resulted in a recordable injury/illness rate lower than the U.S. industry average.
The 2018 President's Cup for Excellence in Safety for a Truck Division was presented by PACCAR President and Chief Financial Officer Harrie Schippers to KenMex General Manager Renato Villalpando.
DAF Trucks received special recognition by the employers’ association and the unions in the Netherlands metal branch for achieving a five times reduction in lost time accidents in 10 years’ time.
DAF Trucks Operations Director (right) DAF crew celebrating the award