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Jones-Hamilton Co. Celebrates Eight Years without Lost Time Accident

WALBRIDGE, OH — Chemical manufacturer, Jones-Hamilton Co., achieved eight years without a lost time accident (LTA) from a workplace injury or illness at their Ohio facility on July 6, 2020. Company leadership credits the dedication to safety initiatives by approximately 70 employees in reaching this milestone.

"This accomplishment is the result of an employee-led, company-wide culture that focuses on maintaining a safe working environment through ongoing training, consistent messaging and open communication while watching out for one another," said Jones-Hamilton President, Bernie Murphy. "What's even more impressive is that this milestone was reached during a time when working conditions and guidelines were being regularly modified in response to COVID-19."

Jones-Hamilton Co. continually focuses on improvement in environmental, health and safety (EHS) initiatives. In 2019, the company implemented a department specific EHS monthly audit program designed to identify trends and prioritize corrective actions through behavior-based safety observations, environmental compliance reviews and security. The audits proved to be a useful tool for management to identify areas where retraining was needed, and correct safety or other compliance concerns within their department.

In addition, the company created a cross-functional safety team to improve internal communication on safety concerns, including opening dialogue with management and other departments on issues affecting them. The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council recognized these efforts by naming the company a winner in their 32nd annual Awards for Excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Performance.

"These initiatives assure performance above and beyond regulatory compliance and support our strong commitment to safety, security and the environment," said Sam Perras, Corporate EHS Manager.

One of the Toledo Blade's Top 35 Workplaces

Walbridge, OH – January 22, 2015 – Jones-Hamilton Co. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Toledo Blade Top Workplaces for the second year.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employers in the U.S. have turned to Workplace Dynamics to better understand what's on the minds of their employees. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace.

Jones-Hamilton Co. has been a leader in producing and marketing specialty inorganic chemicals since 1951. Our products are used in energy, steel, water treatment, food processing, pet and animal food, electronics and agriculture around the world. As an employee owned company we take great pride in our long term relationships, teamwork and optimistic problem solving.

Our employees exemplify both responsible company ownership and good corporate citizenship by their dedication to hard work and community involvement.

The Toledo Blade published the complete list of Top Workplaces on January 25, 2015. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.