FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JUNE 21, 2006
(615) 741-2257
 


TENNALUM RECEIVES WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD
COMPANY HAS WORKED MORE THAN ONE MILLION MAN HOURS WITHOUT LOST-TIME INJURY

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Tennalum in Jackson 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.

“Tennalum’s excellent safety record shows the company is strongly committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace,” said Deputy Commissioner Bob Henningsen, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to Tennalum today at the company’s facility located at 309 Industrial Drive. “The evaluation criteria for this award are ambitious, and Tennalum has worked conscientiously to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”

Tennalum has compiled more than one million man hours without an injury resulting in days away from work. The last lost-time injury at this facility occurred in 2003.

The company, which is a division of Kaiser Aluminum, produces aluminum rod and bar stock for consumption by aerospace, automotive and various other markets.

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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