Safety Innovation - Safety Excellence Award

Paulo - Kansas City Division

The Missouri Association of Manufacturers Safety Excellence Awards Program was developed to stimulate interest in accident prevention, maintain safe work environments and share best practices. The goal of the award program is to recognize manufacturing companies and individuals who are making significant contributions to safety, health and/or environmental compliance.


The Missouri Association of Manufacturers are honored to acknowledge the Safety Professional of the Year Award - Kathy Neumann, recognized for her tireless, focused efforts to workplace safety.


Kathy's continuous demonstration of safety leadership and management skills, along with the successful implementation of a clear, well-communicated safety strategy has been important to the organization. Revolutionizing how safety training is conducted at Paulo, incorporating the companies Safety Procedures and implementing Emergency Procedures, to name a few, all play a part in a reduction of the overall DART rate by 24.1% in the last 2 years. The programs, training, documentation, safety audits, industrial hygiene measures and the incorporation of safety equipment are all examples of Kathy’s commitment to the health and safety of the Paulo team.

Kathy’s impact on the entire company’s safety culture is well documented

and she has become a tremendous resource and driver of continuous safety improvements. We are honored to present her with the Safety Professional of the Year Award.