U.S. Zinc Receives Commissioner's Safety Award

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | 08:43 am

Company Receives award for the second time

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that U.S. Zinc in Millington was chosen to receive the Commissioner’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.
"U.S. Zinc shows a continued dedication to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Neeley, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company today. “We are pleased to honor this fine company for their notable safety record.”
The Commissioner’s Award honors Tennessee employers and their employees who together have achieved a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday case and have maintained total injury and illness incidence rates below the national average. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.
U.S. Zinc manufactures zinc-oxide and zinc-sulfide inorganics. The facility has qualified for this award by working more than 200,000 hours without a lost-time or restricted duty incident.
The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Safety Awards Program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety. The program recognizes manufacturing and construction firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain a safe and healthful workplace.
To obtain an application or additional information on the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) Safety Awards Program, contact the safety grant manager in Nashville at (800) 325-9901 or (615) 741-5281.
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