Manufacturing News
SCMA Now Accepting Applications for Annual Safety Award
January 27, 2017



January 27, 2017
Contact: Deidre Menefee
Office: 803.799.9695


(Columbia, South Carolina) – The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, South Carolina OSHA and the South Carolina National Safety Council will host the 2017 South Carolina Safety Summit at The Marriott in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 14-16.  If you are a manufacturer and would like to apply for the safety award that will be given during the Plant Safety Award Ceremony during the Summit, the deadline is Friday, February 17th.  To apply for the award or to register for the event, go to with a low rate of incidents resulting in lost workdays, job transfers or restrictions are nominated for recognition at this annual event. 


“Manufacturers are held to high standards when it comes to achieving the Annual Safety Award,” said Lewis Gossett, President and CEO of South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance.  “South Carolina manufacturers have continued to demonstrate their commitment to safety each day.  We are proud to present these awards to our members because it demonstrates our efforts to ensure the overall well-being of our associates."

New this year, SCMA and the South Carolina State Association of Occupational Health Nurses in conjunction with Mid Carolina AHEC is offering a Nurse’s tract. Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, and as an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation. Selected topics have been submitted for approval of Continuing Education Credits for Nurses; with the goal of enhancing the practice of professional Occupational Environmental Nurses in delivering quality health care services to the workforce across the Palmetto State. As in the past, the OSHA10 Course will be offered as well as breakout sessions. Our event will conclude with our Safety Awards Ceremony.

 Opportunities are available for service providers who would like to network with members by exhibiting or sponsoring.


 ABOUT THE SCMA: The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the State’s manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina. For additional information about the SCMA, please visit  



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