Riken Elastomers Receives Workplace Safety Award

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Riken Elastomers of Hopkinsville was one of two companies to earn recognition from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet for stellar workplace safety records.

Between Jan. 1, 2007, and Dec. 31, 2021, employees at Riken’s Christian County plant logged 979,977 consecutive hours on the job without reporting a workplace injury accident, or illness resulting in lost time for the company, according to the cabinet’s Department of Workplace Standards.

As a result of those accomplishments, Lynn Whitehouse, acting director of the cabinet’s occupational safety and health program, known as KY-SAFE, presented the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to Riken company officials.

The award presentations follow the 2022 Governor’s Safety and Health Conference in Bowling Green, where Gov. Andy Beshear recognized more than 20 companies for their outstanding dedication to workplace safety.

Riken Elastomers Corporation manufactures high-performance plastic compounds primarily for the automotive industry at its Hopkinsville manufacturing facility.