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Union County Public Works Earns State Safety Award PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Donna Martinez   
Friday, 25 May 2018 10:24
Public Works was presented a Silver Award from the N.C. Department of Labor (NCDOL) at the Union County Chamber of Commerce's annual Safety Awards Luncheon on May 24 for the second consecutive year. 
 
Mike Farrar, Health & Safety Program Manager for Union County Public Works, accepted the award on behalf of Public Works.
 
“Safety is a core value of Union County Public Works and we are very proud of this recognition,” said Farrar. “Our goal is to maintain a culture of safety and wellbeing for all of our employees. It is not about measuring the number, it's about knowing our people go home safe at the end of every shift, every day.”
NCDOL’s Safety Awards Program recognizes private and public firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain good safety records. The program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety in the workplace by providing an incentive to employers and employees to maintain a safe and healthful workplace.
 
Awards are presented annually by Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry to employers who have had no fatalities and have maintained an incidence rate at least 50 percent below the average for its industry group. Silver awards are given to companies and organizations whose rate of days away from work is at least 50 percent below the industry standard.
 
Throughout the 2017 calendar year, Union County Public Works employees missed zero days away from work due to injury.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2018 10:25
 
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