Matt Johnson, Safety Manager at leading acrylic manufacturer named as Safety Change Agent runner-up
Grand Junction, Colo. (October 16, 2018) – At the 2018 eCompliance’s NXT 2018: EHS Excellence Awards, Reynolds Polymer Technology’s Safety Manager, Matt Johnson, was selected as runner-up for the Safety Change Agent category. DuPont, a leader within the science and engineering industries for over two centuries sponsored the Change Agent Award in which three finalists were selected out of 35 prospects at the September 27, 2018 ceremony. Reynolds Polymer Technology is the world’s leader in fully integrated, highly engineered acrylic solutions and this award acknowledges their dedication to creating products that demonstrate their resourcefulness and enterprising spirit.
“The award itself is to recognize an individual that has brought about positive change in the field of safety and health in an organization, and although I am honored to be a finalist for this award, I cannot honestly say that I did this on my own,” said Johnson, finalist and runner-up of the 2018 Safety Change Agent award. Johnson continued, “This award shows the deep commitment by each and every member of the Reynolds Polymer Technology team in the field of safety and health, and our commitment to make sure we all make it home safely at the end of every shift.”
Celebrating successful implementations of company-wide initiatives to promote sustainable efforts by an individual, the Change Agent Award honored Johnson’s recent work with Reynolds Polymer Technology on applying a safety management system based on both leading and lagging indicators in addition to educating and empowering employees on the field of safety and health. Winners of the eCompliance NXT 2018 EHS Excellence Awards are selected from three categories: Change Agent Award, Safety Nerd Award and the David Ellis Award. The awards commend companies that are shaping the future of sustainable products and are rooted in novel and efficient strategies that guarantee safety and quality for its employees and clients, which the acrylic veteran prides themselves on.
“Safety is always top of mind in our projects and I’m proud to work with colleagues and a company that is at the forefront of leading the charge of best practices,” said Paul Kobishop, Global Director of Quality and Safety at Reynolds. “It is imperative in our line of work to mitigate as much workforce risk as possible while also building the impossible, a task that Reynolds has mastered. To be named a finalist is a huge win and such an incredible distinction for us to add to our 30 plus years of industry-leading expertise.”