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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JULY 17, 2008
(615) 741-2257
 


CUMMINS FILTRATION RECEIVES COMMISSIONER’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
COMPANY WORKS MORE THAN ONE MILLION HOURS WITHOUT INCIDENT

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Cummins Filtration in Cookeville was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety. The award was given today at the 31st Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville,

"Cummins Filtration shows a continued dedication to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Commissioner Neeley, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company today. “We are pleased to honor this fine company for their notable safety record.”

 

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.

 

Cummins Filtration employs 820 people in Cookeville, Tennessee. The facility has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than one-million man hours without a lost time or injury. The company received the Commissioner’s Award in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and in 2007 they received the Governor’s Award.

 

I am very proud of our employees for this accomplishment,” said Cummins Filtration Plant Manager, Jim Winningham. “It represents their dedication to getting the job done with a total commitment to safety. A safe and healthy workplace is a top priority at Cummins, and we honored to receive this recognition.”

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.

Photo Attached is from the Awards Ceremony at the Safety Congress when Cummins Filtration is presented with the Commissioners Award of Excellence: Cutline: L-R James Neeley, Commissioner of TDLWD, Dawn Neal, Safety Committee Chairperson, Raymond Higgs, Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor, John Winkler, TOSHA Administrator and Steve Hawkins, TOSHA Assistant Administrator.

 

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