AFL Receives a Commendation of Excellence Award

Spartanburg, SC – AFL was presented with a Commendation of Excellence for Safety award presented by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. The Annual Safety Awards recognize companies and their associates who have had a commendable Lost Workday Case Rate during the previous calendar year.

“Safety is one of our core values at AFL and we strive each day to achieve an incident-free workplace,” stated Don Heatherly, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) manager for AFL. “It takes every one of us working together, watching for hazards and communicating potential hazards to receive awards such as these.”

Recipients of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s safety award must have a recordable and lost workday injury rate that is below the state average. Throughout 2015, Ridgeview manufacturing associates have worked 4.8M hours without a lost workday incident, USAC associates have worked 750K hours without a lost workday incident, and Hidden Lake manufacturing associates have worked 280K hours 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, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. 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 OEM, 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, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Don Heatherly
EHS Manager

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager