On Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Nestle Waters Macon County Bottling Plant celebrated a two year accident-free workplace in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) and general regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Under the OSH Act, “employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace.” OSHA’s declared mission is “to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards and with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards.”
Regional Director of the Macon County Bottling Plant Steve Bendix explained, “We’re here today to celebrate a two-year milestone: being accident-free from an OSHA recordable incident. We want everybody to go home every day in the same condition in which they arrive. We’ve succeeded in doing that for two years at this site and are having a small celebration to commemorate this achievement. We’ll have a larger celebration for the team in a couple of months but we did not want to let this day slip by without acknowledgement.” Congratulations to team Nestle Waters for their accomplishment.