“Cunning foxes” in Andernach

Safety seal of quality: The team at thyssenkrupp Packing Steel wins a high accolade for commitment to safety at work.

For outstanding work in occupational safety and health, thyssenkrupp Packaging Steel in Andernach with a workforce of around 2,400 people has been presented with the “Schlaue Fuchs” (“Cunning Fox”), a prestigious award of the Wood and Metal Association (BGHM).

Oliver Hoffmann, CTO of Packaging Steel, collected the award in Andernach from Frank Mays, Head of the Cologne Prevention Service of the BGHM. “When safety and health are firmly established values in a company, the result is reduced lost time, increased employee satisfaction, and ultimately higher product quality,” says the association. With a target of “zero accidents”, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein has made various improvements in the action areas Technology and Methods, Organization, Conduct, and Personal Mindset to introduce a new prevention culture in everyday operations.

“Safety before production – that’s our guiding principle,” says Carsten Kinner, Senior Safety Engineer in Andernach. “For this we rely on a continuous improvement process in which we optimize the quality of safety work on an ongoing basis.”