Heritage Farms Dairy Receives Governor's Safety Award

Friday, August 13, 2010 | 02:29 pm
 Safety Record Dates Back to November 2008
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Heritage Farms Dairy in Murfreesboro was chosen to receive the Governor’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.
 
"Heritage Farms Dairy has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Neeley, who presented the Governor’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 Governor’s Safety Award honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.
 
Heritage Farms Dairy has 193 employees and is a manufacturer of dairy products for the Kroger Corporation. The facility has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 500,000 hours without a lost-time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness. The site’s injury-free record dates back to November 2008. This is the second time this facility has received this award.
 
For more information on the Governor’s Safety Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.
 
 
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