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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
AUGUST 5, 2008
(615) 741-2257


DENSO MANUFACTURING ATHENS TENNESSEE RECEIVES COMMISSIONER’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
COMPANY WORKed APPROXIMATELY 2.5 MILLION HOURS WITHOUT INCIDENT

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee (DMAT) was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety.

"DENSO Manufacturing shows a continued dedication to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Deputy Commissioner Bob Henningsen, 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 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.

 

DMAT, which employs 1,056 people in Athens, Tenn., manufactures automotive components such as oxygen sensors, spark plugs, fuel injectors, etc. for the automotive industry. Since February 2007, DMAT employees have worked approximately 2.5 million man-hours without a lost time incident.

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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