Safety Award Application

North American Die Casting Association is pleased to annually recognize Corporate Members with operations which place a strong emphasis on their employee's safety and well-being.  NADCA’s program is open to all corporate member companies, not just die casting plants.

A copy of the company’s OSHA 300a log is required to be submitted with each application, to be eligible for an award. Companies may be eligible to win in areas of: Perfect Safety Record, Outstanding Safety Record, and in a new category, NADCA Progress Award for Safety Improvements.

Below is the criteria that needs to be met, to qualify for a safety award.

  • Perfect = Winners will need to show a DART (Days Away; Restricted; Transferred) = 0. To calculate your DART: Total number of cases with days away from work (H on OSHA 300a log) + Total number of cases with job transfer or restriction (H on OSHA 300a log)
  • Outstanding = Winners will need to show a DART of 1.8 or less. This statistic is based on 2020’s “All Manufacturing Industries” average of total recordable cases. The DART for nonferrous metal die casting foundries is 2, so we recognize company's that are better than average.
  • Improved = Plant safety DART improved by 25% or more from the prior year. Companies must include their past two year’s OSHA logs to be considered for this award.
Entries are accepted February 1-28.