Berk-Tek Celebrates First Annual Safety Day

BerkTekSafetyDay3 New Holland, PA – June 20, 2014 – During the week of June 16, Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, along with 170 global corporate locations celebrated “Safety Days.” According to Health and Safety Coordinator, Frank Kourt, “Nexans considers safety as a priority and despite of efforts made in the past seven years they want to continue to reduce the accident rate. Top management decided to dedicate one day a year to support the topic. At Berk-Tek over the past three years we’ve made notablestrides in safety that we have reduced our lost times incidents and medical incidents that our goal of zero appears attainable.”
Berk-Tek’s annual safety policy requires 100% of the employees to undergo safety training and complete related exams. Topics covered include: electrical, slips and falls, forklift, ladders, confined spaces, back safety, hearing and eye protection, fire protection and hazardous substances. Within the company there are 52 certified first time responders to aid in accidents. The responders are trained in first aid, CPR, and Internal Emergency Monitor.

At the safety day celebration, the employees responded to an emergency panic alarm. Officer James Young, of the New Holland Police Department, greeted employees as they exited the building. Immediately following, group photos of the employees wearing company-issued safety t-shirts were taken outside of the facility. At the employee lunch, the attendees were shown a safety video message from Frederic Vincent, Chairman and CEO of Nexans, on the value of safety. In addition, there was a question and answer session on one of the main safety training topics, slips and falls. Each company location was given a safety flag which will be displayed at the entrance.  


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About Berk-Tek, A Leviton Company

For 60 years, Berk-Tek has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions. Berk-Tek has major manufacturing facilities at New Holland, PA, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Elm City, NC. For more information, visit

About Nexans

Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions that deliver increased performance for our customers worldwide. Nexans’ teams are committed to a partnership approach that supports customers in four main business areas: Power transmission and distribution (submarine and land), Energy resources (Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables), Transportation (Road, Rail, Air, Sea) and Building (Commercial, Residential and Data Centers). Nexans’ strategy is founded on continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development, customer training and the introduction of safe, low -environmental- impact industrial processes. In 2013, Nexans became the first cable player to create a Foundation to introduce sustained initiatives for access to energy for disadvantaged communities worldwide. We have an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, employing close to 26,000 people and generating sales in 2013 of nearly 6.7 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: