GECAS Receives Governor's Award of Excellence

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 01:51pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) located in Memphis, Tennessee, was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.

“GECAS 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 Governor’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 or restrict normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.

GECAS Asset Management Services (AMS) Chief Operating Officer Cathy Williams said, “We’re excited to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence.  It exemplifies who we are and how we work.  Our employees have worked together to achieve a safe and healthy workplace well beyond what is required by regulation; it’s a part of our culture.  I could not be more proud of my team and their commitment to excellence.” 

GECAS AMS works with the resale and consignment of used aircraft parts and assemblies.  The company employs 95 people and has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 340,000 hours without a lost-time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.  The site’s injury-free record dates back to January 2012.

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 Donald Draper, GEGAS. 


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