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Avery Dennison Reports Best-Ever Safety Record

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials (LPM) recently announced the business’ 2011 worldwide recordable incident rate of 0.46 injuries or illnesses for every 100 employees. LPM reported best-ever performances in Europe, South America and North America, with incident rates in those regions of 0.29, 0.5, and 0.62, respectively. The Asia-Pacific region saw an incident rate of 0.46–just shy of beating its 2010 performance.

In comparison, the average U.S. manufacturing company reportedly experienced a recordable incident rate of 4.4 injuries per 100 workers in 2010, according to the most recent data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. All of Avery Dennison’s worldwide sites follow U.S. safety recordkeeping practices.

“This shows that safety is a top priority for the company, our leaders and our employees,” said Don Nolan, LPM group vice president. “It takes a teamwork mentality to make this happen, and we’ve fostered that environment by empowering all employees to make contributions toward a safer and healthier workplace.”

The entire Avery Dennison Corp. posted 0.47 injuries for every 100 employees.

“This achievement is a testament of the dedication of our people,” said Kamran Kian, vice president for operations and supply chain for LPM and Avery Dennison’s Specialty Materials business. “Safety starts with the individual, and our team members are making sure they’re keeping safe with every action, every time. This collective passion for safety allows us to be one in a handful of companies in the Fortune® 500 with an incident rate below 0.5.”

For more information, visit www.averydennison.com.

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