AFL Recognized by SC Chamber of Commerce for Safety

Spartanburg, SC – June 15, 2020 – AFL, a manufacturer of fiber optic cable, accessories and equipment, was among hundreds of companies that received safety performance recognition from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Recognition is based on the Lost Time Incident Rate recorded during the 2019 calendar year.

Five AFL manufacturing locations were recognized for this award. AFL’s newest location in Spartangreen, which commenced operations in 2018, continued its safety record marking another year without a lost-time incident. AFL’s accessories division, which reached a milestone in July 2018 of five million safe work hours, had no recordables in 2019.  

“We have an aggressive injury reduction plan that includes becoming an injury-free workplace,” explained Geoff VanderVeen, EHS Director for AFL. “Our associates are keenly aware of safety protocols. We take measures to ensure they are properly trained and have opportunities to be a part of safety solutions.”

Historically, AFL’s Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and Days Away, Restricted and Transferred (DART) Rate is 50 percent or more below published industry averages.

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About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

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Geoff VanderVeen
EHS Director, AFL

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager, AFL