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Eriez® Headquarters Accomplishes 1,000 Days without a Lost Time Accident

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Eriez Magnetics
2200 Asbury Rd.
Erie, PA, 16506

Press release date: May 19, 2011

News for the Aggregate, Ceramics, Coal Processing, Food Processing, Glass, Metalworking, Minerals Processing, Pharmaceutical, Plastics and Recycling Industries

Erie, Pa. - Eriez®, world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications, proudly announces that May 19, 2011 marks 1,000 days that Eriez Headquarters employees have worked without a lost time accident. "This milestone achievement distinctly demonstrates the personal accountability our employees take when it comes to safety," says Tim Shuttleworth, Eriez President and CEO.

The Erie plant's previous record for days worked without a lost time accident was 259. "We credit our improved safety record to increased employee awareness," says Shuttleworth. "We have made a number of changes to better integrate safety into every aspect of our day-to-day operations."

Recent modifications at Eriez included the revamping of its new employee safety orientation to emphasize safety, increased safety training for all employees and the incorporation of safety into the company's health and wellness program. "Our goal is to really engage employees," says Shuttleworth. "We now present safety updates at our company meetings and mounted a large sign that clearly displays the number of days our plant has worked without a lost time accident."

To recognize the remarkable achievement of 1,000 days without a lost time accident, Eriez will hold a celebration at the company's Headquarters on June 1, 2011. According to Eriez, the media will be invited to cover the festivities. Event details will be announced soon. "The main purpose of the event will be to congratulate and thank the Headquarters staff for their unwavering commitment to safety," says Shuttleworth.

Shuttleworth points out that in addition to educating employees about the hazards of working with powerful magnetic equipment, the company has also developed educational initiatives for customers and industry suppliers.

"We believe awareness is the first step in any safety training program," says Shuttleworth. "We help alert customers to potential hazards in their work environment by placing 'strong magnet' warning labels on or next to the area where the magnet is installed." Shuttleworth notes that magnets already have warning labels affixed to them when they arrive from Eriez, but the company can send extra warning labels upon request.

"To avoid magnet injuries, customers must make sure their employees know the risks involved with each piece of magnetic equipment and have a basic understanding of how magnets work," explains Shuttleworth. "Moreover, they should develop and enforce proper procedures for working around them."

Eriez is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for separation, vibratory and inspection applications. The company's separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through ten international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit or send e-mail to Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.

Contact: Ed Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications

Keith Jones, Eriez
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