Brunswick presents 2017 safety awards

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Brunswick Corp. announced the recipients of its 2017 safety award program, which is designed to encourage, recognize and reward employees and facilities that have achieved outstanding safety and health performance through promoting and practicing safety awareness, ultimately minimizing workplace incidents and injuries.

All Brunswick manufacturing, engineering and distribution facilities worldwide are eligible for the recognition.

In 2017, three facilities won the Chairman's Safety Award and each will direct a $10,000 donation to a local charity of its choice. The Chairman's Safety Award is selected and presented by Brunswick senior management to the most outstanding performers.

Those facilities are Mercury Marine Engineering in Brookfield, Wis.; Mercury Marine Regional Distribution Center in Milton, Ontario, Canada; and Lund/Crestliner Boats in New York Mills, Minn.

"Each day we strive to ensure the safety of our employees and the communities in which they live and work,” said Brunswick Corp. chairman and CEO Mark Schwabero in a statement. “Safety is everyone's responsibility and concern at Brunswick. Our congratulations to these facilities and their employees on their tremendous accomplishments.”

In addition, the company is recognizing three facilities with the Brunswick Award for Sustained Safety Performance to acknowledge operations that consistently achieve among the highest safety performance levels over a period of years.

Each will direct a $2,500 donation to a local charity of its choice.

Those three facilities are Mercury Marine Regional Distribution Center in Dandenong, Australia; Brunswick Commercial and Governmental Products in Edgewater, Fla.; and Mercury 36 Racing in Taycheedah, Wis.

The separate Distinguished Safety Award designation is achieved by meeting specific safety performance results, which include incident rates and other Brunswick criteria.

Additionally,16 facilities were recognized with Distinguished Safety Awards for their 2017 safety performance; and 27 facilities did not sustain any lost time incidents in 2017. Click here for a list of those facilities.