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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

CYTEC INDUSTRIES RECEIVES COMMISSIONER’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
COMPANY WORKED MORE THAN 1 MILLION MAN HOURS WITHOUT A LOST TIME INJURY

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Cytec Industries, Inc., in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, 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.

“Cytec Industries has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace,” said James Neeley, commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. “The evaluation criteria for this award are ambitious, and this company has worked conscientiously to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”

Cytec Industries, Inc., employs 140 people in Mt. Pleasant. The facility qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 1,025,000 man hours without either a lost time or restricted duty incident. This injury-free record dates back to February 2004. The company received another safety award from the department, the Governor’s Award of Excellence, in 2003.

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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