NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Kennametal Inc. in White House was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety.
“Kennametal’s excellent safety record shows the company is strongly committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace,” said John Winkler, Administrator for the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, who presented the Governor’s Award of Excellence to Kennametal today at the company’s facility in White House. “The company achieved a remarkable safety record in order to meet the evaluation standards this award requires.”
The Governor’s Award honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours during a calendar year without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.
Kennametal Inc. is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. With more than $2.3 billion in annual revenue, the company employs approximately 13,500 people in more than 60 countries. Operations in White House manufacture gages and employ 33 people. The facility has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 200,000 man-hours without either a lost time or restricted duty incident. This injury-free record dates back to January 2004.
For more information on the Governor’s Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325.9901.