Snap-on Tools Receives Commissioner's Award of ExcellenceWednesday, February 10, 2010 | 11:53 am
Company Receives Award for the First Time
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Snap-on Tools in Elizabethton was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety.
"Snap-on Tools has met the evaluation standards required to receive this award by proving their ability to uphold an excellent safety record," said Jim Flanagan, Voluntary Protection Program Manager for the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company today at the company’s facility located at 2195 State Line Road, in Elizabethton. “It is evident that Snap-on Tools 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.
Snap-on Tools employs 350 people in the manufacturing of hand tools. The facility has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 1.5 million hours without a lost time injury. The injury free record dates back to January 2008.
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.