DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. Receives Commissioner's Safety Award

Friday, August 13, 2010 | 11:36 am
Company Receives Award for the Second Time
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. in Maryville was chosen to receive the 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.
"DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Incorporated 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 required hours is based on the size of the company.
The DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. operation located in Maryville employs more than 2,600 people manufacturing a wide variety of advanced components and systems for the automotive industry. The Maryville location has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working nearly 1.5 million hours without a lost-time injury. The company’s three-year incident rate average is 74.4 percent below DENSO’s industry average. This is the second consecutive year that DENSO has received this award.
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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