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Voith Wins DEKRA Award in "Safety at Work" Category

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DEKRA this past week recognized technology group Voith, Germany, for its special achievements in the "Safety at Work" category. The global organization presents this award annually in conjunction with business magazine WirtschaftsWoche in the "Safety in Transport," "Safety at Work," and "Safety at Home" categories. Expert committees review and evaluate the submissions in the three categories against various criteria such as degree of innovation, effectiveness, and transferability.

Voith received the DEKRA Award 2016 for its innovative occupational safety management. The company's frequency rate since fiscal 2006/2007 has been reduced by 93%, to 1.5 accidents per 1 million working hours.

One of the tools used to secure this achievement was the occupational safety app, eVAP. that was developed by the company. Employees use the app at work via their smartphones or tablets to record and notify managers of potential dangers, independently of production processes or national borders. The information about potential accident risks is used daily by line managers to improve occupational safety.

‘The DEKRA Award is designed to acknowledge companies, and above all the people behind them, for exemplary ideas and initiatives in the area of safety,' said Stefan Kölbl, chairman of the board of DEKRA e.V. and DEKRA SE, at the official awards ceremony at the Böhler Areal events center in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Founded in 1867, Voith today has some 20,000 employees and earns EUR 4.3 billion in sales. It has locations in more than 60 countries and is one of Europe's largest family-owned companies. 


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