Pfizer Inc. Memphis Logistics Center Receives Commissioner's Award of Excellence

Thursday, December 17, 2009 | 12:30 pm
Company Receives Award for the First Time
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Pfizer Inc. Memphis Logistics Center was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety.
 
"Pfizer Inc. Memphis Logistics Center has met the evaluation standards required to receive this award by proving their ability to uphold an excellent safety record," said Bob Henningsen, Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company today at the company’s facility located at 1855 Shelby Oaks Drive North in Memphis. “It is evident that Pfizer Inc. Memphis Logistics Center is extremely dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.”
 
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.
 
Pfizer Inc. Memphis Logistics Center employs 200 colleagues and they serve Pfizer's Human Health customers in the United States and Puerto Rico with a two shift logistics operation. The facility has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 512,000 hours without a lost time or injury. The injury record dates back to July 2008. The site is also a member of the state’s Volunteer STAR program.
 
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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