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American Greetings Receives Commissioner's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health

Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 04:46am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that American Greetings located in Afton, Tennessee, waschosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.

"American Greetings has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Burns Phillips, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company at the closing session of the Tennessee Safety and Health Congress in Nashville. “The evaluation criteria for this award are not only challenging, but are also designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety.”

The Commissioner’s Award of Excellence honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.

American Greetings manufactures coated and laminated packaging paper. The facility employs 520 people and has qualified for this award by having an injury-free record dating back to November of 2011.

For more information on the Governor’s Safety Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s office in Nashville at (800) 249-8510.


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