SOPREMA® Earns Accident Prevention Contest Award from Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association

05-28-2021 | Media

WADSWORTH, Ohio (May 28, 2021) — SOPREMA, Inc., is one of 77 asphalt roofing manufacturer facilities recognized this year by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) in its annual Accident Prevention Contest for its workplace safety, specifically low incident rates among workers.

ARMA judged facilities that entered the 2020 Accident Prevention Contest based on the criteria derived from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This information is gathered through quarterly safety data reports from the past calendar year.

ARMA invites all of its manufacturer members to participate in the Accident Prevention Contest by submitting data from their entire company, a specific division, or an individual plant or mill in North America. Winners are honored in four different categories, with a “perfect” score meaning that zero safety incidents were recorded.

SOPREMA’s Wadsworth plant earned a “Perfect Employee Safety Certificate: Recognizing plants with a “perfect” score for the reporting year.” In fact, the Wadsworth facility has gone 2,422 days without a lost-time injury as of May 1, 2021, according to Bruce Ubelhart, the SOPREMA National Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager.   

“The commitment that ARMA members have to providing a safe work environment for all employees is steadfast and making a difference,” said ARMA Executive Vice President Reed Hitchcock. “We are pleased to see these facilities continuing to maintain high standards in plant health and safety.”

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About SOPREMA, Inc. 

SOPREMA offers a comprehensive line of roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering solutions, combining superior products and systems with decades of proven performance. Our solutions include industry-leading SBS-modified bitumen membranes, polymeric PMMA/PMA liquid-applied membranes and synthetic single-ply PVC membranes. For applications as diverse as roofing, below-grade waterproofing, plaza deck and balcony waterproofing, air and vapor barriers, and bridge and parking structures, SOPREMA has the solution. SOPREMA’s relentless pursuit of technological advancement, sustainability and product quality has been known and respected worldwide for over 100 years. Visit for a complete product offering, environmentally intelligent systems, technical information and the latest innovations delivering sustainable solutions.

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