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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

FIRESTONE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS RECEIVES GOVERNOR’S SAFETY AWARD
AWARD GIVEN FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Firestone Industrial Products Company in Dyersburg was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety for the third straight year. The award was given today at the 30th Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.

The Governor’s Award honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours during a calendar year 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.

“We’re proud to recognize Firestone Industrial Products’ ongoing commitment to health and safety and are pleased to present the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health to Firestone for the third consecutive year,” said James Neeley, commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. “The Firestone employee team clearly practices safety programs on a daily basis in the Dyersburg plant.”

Firestone Industrial Products employs 130 people in the Dyersburg plant. The facility qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 309,500 man hours without either a lost time or restricted duty incident, going back to June 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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