American Colloid Company Receives Governor's Safety Award

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | 09:30 am

safety record dates back to JANUARY 2006

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that American Colloid Company in Chattanooga was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety. The award was given today at the 32nd Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.
 
"American Colloid Compay has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Neeley, who presented the Governor’s Award of Excellence to the company today. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”
 
The Governor’s Safety Award honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.
 
American Colloid Company employs eight people in the production of foundry sand additives. The facility has qualified for the Governor's Award by working more than 50,000 hours without a lost-time or restricted duty incident. The site's injury-free record dates back to January 2006.
 
For more information on the Governor’s Safety Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.
 
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