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SEVEN COMPANIES RECEIVE COMMISSIONER’S SAFETY AWARD

COMPANIES RECOGNIZED AT TOSHA SAFETY CONFERENCE

NASHVILLE – Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health to seven companies today at the 29th annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress and Exposition held at the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville.

“The Commissioner’s Award represents diligent dedication to measures to prevent accidents and to promote workplace safety,” said Neeley. “The evaluation criteria are demanding. The employees of these companies are to be commended.”

The Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health is given to Tennessee employers whose employees work a certain number of hours without having an injury resulting in days away from work. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company. The worksite must meet additional industry-specific standards to qualify for the award.

Companies receiving the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health are as follows:

Bridgestone Metalpha, Clarksville
Worked more than 836,000 man hours without a lost-time injury
Received Commissioner’s Award in 2005

Carlex Glass Company, Vonore
Worked more than 840,000 man hours without a lost-time injury

Cummins Filtration, Cookeville
Worked more than 1,099,000 man hours without a lost-time injury
Received Commissioner’s Award in 2005

Douglas Dynamics, LLC, Johnson City
Worked more than 526,000 man hours without a lost-time injury
Received Commissioner’s Award in 2003 and Governor’s Award in 2004

Eaton Aeroquip, Hydraulics Operation, Gainesboro
Worked more than 317,000 man hours without a lost-time injury
Received Commissioner’s Award in 2005

Lucite International, Inc., Memphis
Worked more than 304,000 man hours without a lost-time injury

U.S. Zinc, Millington
Worked more than 273,000 man hours without a lost-time injury



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