Trane in Kingsport Receives Governor's Safety Award

Friday, August 13, 2010 | 01:45 pm
Safety Record Dates Back to December 2006
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Trane in Kingsport 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.
"Trane’s Kingsport Office 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.
The Trane facility, located in Kingsport, has 32 employees that repair, maintain and install HVAC units. The facility has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 200,000 hours without a lost-time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness. The site’s injury-free record dates back to December 2006.
For more information on the Governor’s Safety Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.