Performance Pipe Receives Governor's Safety Award

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | 08:36 am

safety record dates back to JANUARY 2004

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Performance Pipe in Knoxville 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.
 
"Performance Pipe 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.
 
Performance Pipe manufactures polyethylene pipe. The facility has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 540,000 hours without a lost-time or restricted duty incident. This will be the sixth year in a row that Performance Pipe in Knoxville has received the Governor’s Award of Excellence.
 
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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