FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
AUGUST 11, 2005
(615) 741-2257 (O)
 
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FI-SHOCK INC. RECEIVES SHARP WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD
4 th YEAR FOR COMPANY TO RECEIVE AWARD

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Fi-Shock Inc. in Knoxville was chosen to receive the SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) award. Fi-Shock Inc. is one of 13 companies across the state that has achieved SHARP status.

The SHARP award, designed for smaller employers with fewer than 250 workers in high-hazard industrial classifications, is one of the state’s highest honors for workplace safety and health. The main incentive for participation in the SHARP award program is the desire by employers to promote a safe and healthy workplace. The program also allows employers to be removed from programmed compliance inspection lists for a period of 12 months.

Fi-Shock manufactures electric fence controllers and injection molding of plastic parts and buckets. The company, established in 1968, has 70 employees.

John Winkler, administrator of the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA), today presented the SHARP Award to Fi-Shock at the facility located at 5360 National Drive in Knoxville.

For more information on the SHARP award program, contact TOSHA’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.

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