AFS Safe Year Award applications due June 1

Safety is the priority of every metalcaster at every level of production. The AFS Safe Year Award, an annual accolade from the American Foundry Society, recognizes member facilities which have achieved stellar safety records.

Corporate Members have until June 1, 2018, to submit their applications for the AFS Safe Year Award, which honors Corporate Members for achieving one year without a lost-time incident in their facilities. All applications must be for a 365 consecutive-day period starting after January 1, 2017, and achieving the one-year, incident-free period at a single location before May 31, 2018.

The awards will be presented Oct. 10 at the 30th AFS Environmental Health and Safety Conference at the Cleveland Marriott East in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

For a complete list of rules and to apply for the AFS Safe Year Award, please click here. For more information, call (800) 537-4237, ext. 224 or email Juliette Garesche, AFS senior EHS technical director, at

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $33 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at