NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Olin Corporation in Charleston, Tennessee, was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.
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 his normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.
Bob Henningsen, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, presented the Governor’s Award today to the company in Charleston. “ The evaluation criteria for the Governor's Award are demanding," said Henningsen. "Achieving the required level of safety shows Olin Corporation in Charleston is strongly committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. This award is a tribute to Olin that their teamwork between management and employees facilitates such a notable safety record."
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workplace Development,” said Jon Thorstenson, Olin plant manager. “It recognizes the vigilance and effort each of our employees demonstrate every day to help ensure that our plant is as safe as possible.”
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. For more information about Olin Corporation, please contact Debbie Rowland at (423) 336-4472.