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Milliken & Company named one of America’s Safest Companies for 2017

Sep 14, 2017 02:19PM ● By Kathleen Maris

Milliken & Company announces that it was included on the 2017 America’s Safest Companies List presented by EHS Today magazine. Milliken, a three-time honoree, was one of 14 companies recognized for providing a safe working environment for thousands of employees. In addition, Milliken became the first company named to the America’s Safest Companies Hall of Fame.

America’s Safest Companies, created in 2002, is a corporate award honoring the safest companies in the United States. Since 2002, more than 225 companies with clearly demonstrated commitment to employee safety and health, environment management, and risk control have been included on the list published by EHS Today.

“The safety and health of all Milliken associates are of primary, foundational importance to our company,” shares J. Harold Chandler, CEO, president and chairman of the Board of Milliken & Company. “To be named among America’s Safest Companies upholds Milliken’s legacy of safety and honors the ongoing commitment of our associates to create a safe working environment.”

Among the various elements considered when creating the America’s Safest Companies list, EHS Today looks for transformational environmental, health, and safety leadership across the board. Companies on this list are recognized for their innovative solutions to safety challenges, significantly lower injury and illness rates than industry averages, comprehensive training programs, top-notch internal and external communications speaking to the value of safety, and a commitment to incident prevention.

Milliken devotes resources to train associates to perform their jobs safely, to ensure equipment can be operated in a safe manner, to eliminate workplace hazards, and to comply with applicable safety and health laws and regulations. Milliken’s unwavering emphasis on safety has resulted in achieving one of the lowest total incident and injury rates of North American manufacturers, as well as becoming one of the nation’s top three companies for the number of sites receiving the coveted OSHA VPP Star certification.

About Milliken:

For over 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover, and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit