Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.’s Paragould, AR dry van trailer manufacturing plant was recently presented the Liberty Mutual Silver Safety Award.  Liberty Mutual's Safety Awards are based on the days away, restricted and transferred (DART) rate, which is calculated from the number of hours worked relative to the number of accidents at the plant. Lower numbers of accidents result in lower DART rates.

In 2015, Utility’s Paragould plant had a DART rate of only 1.66, with over 1.3 million worked hours.  The average DART rate for the trailer manufacturing industry was significantly higher, at 4.3.  A Silver Safety Award is presented for DART rates of 40% or lower of the industry rate.

“We strive to provide a safe and healthy workplace. Without the hard work of all of our employees, and the continued support from our Management and Owners, this would not be possible,” said Sean Graddy, Utility’s Paragould Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager.

Dale Innis (CSP), of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Risk Control Services, presented the Safety Award to a group of Paragould employees representing the plant.

"Liberty Mutual would like congratulate the employees and Management for outstanding safety performance to achieve this award,” said Innis.   “Everyone at Utility Trailer – Paragould, Arkansas should be proud of this achievement.  On behalf of Liberty Mutual Insurance – Congratulations!"