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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JULY 25, 2007
(615) 741-2257

 

CAPRO RECEIVES COMMISSIONER’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
AWARD REFLECTS MORE THAN 300,000 MAN HOURS SAFETY RECORD

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Capro, a Teleflex company, in Selmer was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety. The award was given today at the 30th Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.

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.

“Capro, a Teleflex company, has shown a strong commitment to workplace safety and health by meeting the criteria for this award, which are challenging,” said James Neeley, commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.

Capro employs an average of 140 people in Selmer, Tennessee. The facility qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 304,000 man hours without a lost time accident, going back to January 2006.

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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