Tennalum Receives Commissioner’s Safety AwardWednesday, August 03, 2011 | 02:44 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis announced that Tennalum in Jackson was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety. The award was given today at the 34th Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. Tennalum also received the award in 2006.
"Tennalum has demonstrated a strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Davis, 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.
Tennalum, a division of Kaiser Aluminum has 200 employees in the manufacturing of aluminum rod and bar products used primarily in aerospace and automotive applications. The facility has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 560,000 hours without a lost-time injury.
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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