May 18, 2018 — Kitagawa NorthTech has been awarded a certificate of safety from National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) for their outstanding safety performance record in 2017. The award also cites, Kitagawa NorthTech safety record is among the best in the Workholding industry.

Operations Coordinator for Kitagawa NorthTech, Veronica Horta states “We are proud to have earned the Safety Performance Certificate from the NTMA for our 2017 safety record. As an in-house manufacturer of customer workholding and fixtures, chuck modifications and repair and rebuild service for our chucks, rotary tables and hydraulic cylinders, achieving the highest safety performance is our number one goal at Kitagawa NorthTech.”

The NTMA’s Annual Safety Award Survey is based on the OSHA Form 300A which Federal Law requires companies with more than ten employees to complete and post visibly in their plant February 1 through April 30 of the year following the year covered by the form. The purpose of the survey is to present the top-performing companies with an NTMA Safety Award Certificate that can be proudly displayed in their company, as well as provide NTMA the composite data that will allow them to represent the member with OSHA and other regulatory agencies. A company’s eligibility to receive this award is determined by a calculation using the number of injuries versus the total number of man-hours worked in that calendar year. Those eligible to receive this award are among the best in the industry and something the owner and employees should be proud of.

Founded in 1943, NTMA’s mission is to help members of the U.S. precision custom manufacturing industry achieve profitable growth and business success in a global economy through advocacy, advice, education, networking, information, programs and services. NTMA’s vision is to become the premier center of industry knowledge, leading U.S. precision custom manufacturing in continuing world leadership.

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