Corrosion control technologies company Cortec Corp. (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) says that its facility in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA, was one of 170 employers to receive the state’s Meritorious Achievement Award in occupational safety during the recent Governor's Safety Awards ceremony.
“We are honored to receive this award,” says Jill Pearson, safety coordinator at the White Bear Lake headquarters. “This is a huge accomplishment for us. Employees are the most important asset to our organization, and we will continue to make safety a priority for our employees.”
Since 1934, the annual Governor's Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers who display exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry's national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.
The Meritorious Achievement Award for exemplary workplace safety efforts goes to organizations that receive a score of 50-74 on a safety program evaluation scorecard and have an above-average DART (days away restricted transferred) rate for at least the past three years, based on industry averages.
“Every day in Minnesota, about 100 workers get injured or ill to the point that they can’t go back to their job the next day,” says Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA), which coordinates the awards program. “Congratulations to Cortec for their hard work to make sure their employees are not part of this statistic.”
Source: Cortec Corp., www.cortecvci.com.