Pfizer Knoxville Logistics Center Receives Commissioner's Safety Award

Thursday, August 12, 2010 | 02:27 pm
Company Receives Award for the Second Time
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Pfizer Knoxville Logistics Center in Vonore was chosen to receive their second Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety. The award was given today at the 33rd Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro.
 
"Pfizer Knoxville Logistics Center has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Neeley, who presented the Commissioner’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 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 Knoxville Logistics Center employs 176 people in operating pharmaceutical warehousing and storage facilities. The facility has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 880,000 hours without a lost-time injury. The site’s injury-free record dates back to 2007. This is the facility’s second time receiving the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence and they are also one of the state’s 33 Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) sites.
 
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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