2024 Dale Sabers Excellence in Safety Award Plaque

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa, USA (May 16, 2024) – Link Mfg., Ltd. was awarded the 2024 Dale Sabers Excellence in Safety Award by Security Insurance Company of North America Ltd for the eighth consecutive year.

Each year, Security Insurance Company of North America awards top-performing companies that achieve significant safety performance. The Dale Sabers Excellence in Safety Award is given to members who participated in the captive and scored 90% or higher in safety excellence through practice and performance. Link was recognized as the top-performing company within the insurance captive, with an outstanding performance score of 99.8%.

“This award is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and professionalism of our entire team in day-to-day operations,” said Jim Huls, Link’s President. “Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees. We will forever be proactive in ensuring our employees return home in the same condition they arrived in.”

Safety practice and performance criteria evaluated by Security Insurance Company of North America included: OSHA metrics and workers’ compensation claim results being below applicable industry averages; participation in the captive group events (i.e., training, webinars, and workshops); and results of a thorough Gap Analysis performed by the captive safety consultants. The Gap Analysis included a comprehensive review of Link’s records and programs such as trend analysis tracking of incidents and near-misses; completion of Job Hazard Analysis/Job Safety Analysis (JHAs/JSAs); safety committee establishment and participation; accident/incident reporting, incident investigations, and implementation of corrective measures; new employee safety orientation training/criteria; and OSHA compliance training.

Roger DeBoer presenting Link Employees with the 2024 Dale Sabers Award
“This award is an affirmation of Link’s commitment to safety and the priority placed on our safety program,” said Roger DeBoer, Environmental Health and Safety Manager. “Link is dedicated to providing our employees with the best equipment, training, and practices to ensure a shared safety culture is our number one priority.”

The Environmental Health and Safety department is responsible for implementing effective safety solutions throughout operations through safety audits, research, and coordination. The department utilizes monthly safety audits, reliable and timely implementation of engineering controls, and various training to ensure employee safety.

About Link Mfg., Ltd.

Link develops and manufactures a variety of suspensions, suspension controls, and specialty air management products engineered to address the unique needs of commercial vehicles, trailers, motorcoaches, transit buses, shuttle buses, recreational vehicles, and specialty vehicle markets. Link is the worldwide leader in heavy-duty truck cab air suspensions marketed under the brand name Cabmate. The company is also a leading innovator in vehicle air management and dynamic air suspension control technologies marketed under SmartValve, Smart Air Management Systems (SAMS), and Road Optimized Innovations (ROI). With manufacturing locations in the United States and Canada and distribution in Europe, Link Mfg., Ltd. is an IATF 16949:2016 (QMS) and ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) certified company whose primary products include cab, auxiliary, and chassis suspensions, including heavy vocational, off-highway and air suspension management technologies. Link also manufactures specialty products such as Cat’s Eye–brand tire pressure monitoring and equalization systems, ramps, and other products designed to enhance the productivity of commercial vehicles.

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