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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
APRIL 14, 2008
(615) 741-2257


BALDOR DODGE RELIANCE RECEIVES COMMISSIONER’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
SAFETY RECORD DATES BACK TO MARCH 2005

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Baldor Dodge Reliance in Rogersville was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety.

"Baldor has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Jim Flanagan, Voluntary Protection Program Manager for the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company today at the company’s facility located at 100 Baldor Drive in Rogersville. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”

 

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.

 

Baldor is a bearing manufacturer in Rogersville with 217 employees. The facility qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than one-million man hours without a lost time accident, going back to March 2005.

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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