AFL Receives South Carolina Chamber of Commerce 2013 Safety Award

Spartanburg, SC – AFL was presented with a Commendation of Excellence for Safety by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the South Carolina Chamber recognizes businesses at more than 500 company locations across the state for making workplace safety a priority. The Annual Safety Awards recognize companies and their associates who have had a commendable Lost Workday Case Rate during the previous calendar year.

“AFL’s manufacturing facilities in South Carolina house a large sector of the company’s operations,” said Doug Hoffman, environmental, health and safety (EHS) director for AFL. “We strive to provide our customers with the best products and services on the market, and step one is to ensure the safety of our associates while maintaining productivity at our plants.”

Recipients of the state Chamber’s safety award must have a recordable and lost workday injury rate that is below the state’s average. Throughout 2013, Ridgeview manufacturing associates have worked 2,836,536 hours and Hidden Lake manufacturing associates have worked 3,460,296 without a lost workday incident.

AFL’s EHS program is committed to providing a safe work environment for all its associates. Policies and procedures are audited annually to expose areas that need improvement, and every associate must complete annual EHS training courses.

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About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C., and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Doug Hoffman
EHS Director

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PR Manager