OREANDA-NEWS. AK Steel’s (NYSE: AKS) Coshocton (Ohio) Works has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Coshocton County Safety Council and Chamber of Commerce.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene," said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel. “We congratulate our Coshocton Works employees for their outstanding safety performance. This achievement is a reflection of our culture of safety at AK Steel.”

AK Steel’s Coshocton Works received the “100% Award for Safety” for operating the entire year of 2015 without any lost-time injuries or illnesses. The plant also received a “Special Award for Safety” for operating 1,456,367 hours without a lost-time injury between April 23, 2014 and December 31, 2015. Coshocton Works received an Achievement Award for decreasing its incident rate by at least 25% from the previous year. Coshocton Works also received the “Group Safety Award” for having the lowest incident rate in the industrial group. AK Steel’s corporate-wide safety performance again led the steel industry by a wide margin for the full-year 2015.

AK Steel is a world leader in the production of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), the company employs approximately 8,500 men and women at eight steel plants, two coke plants and two tube manufacturing plants across six states: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.