DTR - Tazewell Receives Commissioner's Award of Excellence

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 01:58pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that DTR - Tazewell was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.

"DTR - Tazewell has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Phillips, who presented the award today at the closing session of the Tennessee Safety and Health Congress in Nashville. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”

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.

DTR - Tazewell manufactures automotive parts.  The facility employs 401 people and has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 2.4 million hours without a lost-time workplace injury or illness.  The site’s injury-free record dates back to June 2011.

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


Pictured from left to right: Steve Hawkins, TOSHA Administrator and Steve Johnson, DTR Tazewell.


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