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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

JIFFY STEAMER COMPANY, LLC, RECEIVES SHARP WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD
67-YEAR-OLD MANUFACTURING FIRM EARNS SHARP AWARD

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Jiffy Steamer Company, LLC, in Union City was chosen to receive the SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) award. The award was given today at the 30th Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.

“Jiffy Steamer has the remarkable distinction of being in business since 1940,” said Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley. “We are pleased to honor this fine company for their notable safety record.”

Jiffy Steamer Company is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of garment steamers for personal and professional use.

“Jiffy Steamer is proud to accept this safety award from Commissioner Neeley and the State of Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development,” said Clint Joiner, Chief Operating Officer for Jiffy Steamer Company, LLC. “As a family-owned company, we have a strong commitment to provide a safe working environment for our associates. We thank the department for recognizing our unwavering pledge to workplace safety.”

“As an employee, it is nice to work for a company that places a top priority on safety and a company where continuous improvement is always encouraged,” said Billy Williams, Jr., Safety Manager for Jiffy Steamer.

The SHARP award, designed for smaller employers with fewer than 250 workers in high-hazard industrial classifications, is one of the state’s highest honors for workplace safety and health. The main incentive for participation in the SHARP award program is the desire by employers to promote a safe and healthy workplace. The program also allows employers to be removed from programmed compliance inspection lists for a period of 12 months.

For more information on the SHARP award program, contact TOSHA’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.

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