May 6, 2009

Eaton’s Roxboro, N.C., Facility Achieves Safety Record Awards from the State

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced its Roxboro, N.C., facility received two prestigious safety awards from the state of North Carolina. The achievements include 1 million hours worked with No Lost Time injuries for more than two years and the Gold Safety Award for Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) incidents, which was less than 50 percent of the industry average.

DART is a term used by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that represents injuries severe enough to warrant days away, restrictions and transfers.

“Safety is a core value at Eaton, and it takes the commitment and engagement of all employees to ensure our facility is safe,” said Glenn McLean, plant manager – Eaton’s Roxboro, N.C., facility. “Congratulations to the Roxboro team members on these safety achievements, and I’d like to thank them for their continued commitment to putting ‘Safety First’ every day.”

Eaton’s Roxboro facility starts each day by meeting and discussing safety. Employee involvement and accountability are key factors in the plant’s successful safety program. Since 2004, the Roxboro facility has been at or below a 1.0 Recordable incident Rate (RIR). A 1.0 RIR is the corporate goal for all facilities by the end of 2010.

Eaton’s Roxboro facility is responsible for manufacturing valvetrain components for the automotive industry.

With sales of $1.9 billion in 2008 and 8,000 employees around the world, Eaton’s Automotive Group supplies the automotive industry with critical components that reduce emissions and fuel consumption, and improve vehicle stability and performance. Principal products include engine valvetrain components, torque control products, fluid conveyance components, superchargers, fuel emission and powertrain controls.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit


Jim Parks
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