FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JANUARY 24, 2006
(615) 741-2257 (O)
 
(615) 419-2068 (C)


J&S CONSTRUCTION RECEIVES COMMISSIONER’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
J&S WORKED MORE THAN 225,000 MAN HOURS WITHOUT INJURY

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Deputy Commissioner Bob Henningsen announced that J&S Construction Co., Inc., in Cookeville was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety.

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.

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.

J&S Construction is a general contractor in the mid-state area. Since June 2003, the company has worked more than 225,000 man hours without a lost-time injury or illness. Few general construction contractors have met the award criteria for this award; of the 31 awards presented in the last two years, only three were presented to construction contractors. J&S is also one of only four contractors in Tennessee to be awarded the level three Tennessee Quality Award.

TDLWD Deputy Commissioner Bob Henningsen presented the Commissioner’s Award to J&S Construction today at the company’s facility located at 1080 S. Willow Avenue in Cookeville.

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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