VALLEY FORGE, Pa. - CertainTeed Corp. joined its parent company Saint-Gobain, Paris, in commemorating ongoing dedication to the health and safety of its employees and their families during the second International Saint-Gobain Health and Safety Day. CertainTeed's 7,000 employees joined the more than 200,000 Saint-Gobain employees participating in the wide-scale celebration themed "Making Our World a Safer Place."

According to Peter Dachowski, president and CEO of CertainTeed, the company is unwavering in its pursuit for zero accidents and zero injuries at all worksites.

"Safety is top priority for CertainTeed and for each of our employees, whether they are working at a plant, in an office, on the road, or at home," said Dachowski. "The International Saint-Gobain Health and Safety Day celebrates and reinforces our continued commitment to fostering a safe and healthy work environment."

CertainTeed employees at the company's 40 plants and corporate offices observed the day by adopting a safety charter, reviewing annual safety plans, and viewing a video from executive management regarding the company's health and safety policy among other related activities. Each location made a variety of health and safety activities available to its workers, such as fire fighting drills, forklift driving skills, free technical inspections for vehicles, first aid training, eyesight testing, free vaccinations, etc.

"This event allows us to reaffirm our commitment to building and maintaining a culture that holds us accountable for the health and safety of our colleagues, families, and ourselves," noted Dachowski.

Publication date: 06/26/2006