Snap-On Tools Receives Governor's Award of Excellence

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 01:49pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that Snap-on Tools located in Elizabethton, Tennessee, was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.

“Snap-on Tools 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.”

“This recognition reflects the commitment and hard work of all our associates to help create a safe place to work,” said Jon Carley, Elizabethton Plant Manager.  “This would not have been possible without their help.”

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.

Snap-on Tools, a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, is a leading global innovator,manufacturer, and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information, and systems solutions for professional users worldwide.  The Elizabethton plant, which produces Snap-on wrenches, ratchets, and other hand tools, qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 908,000 hours without a lost-time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.  The site’s injury-free record dates back to May 2013.

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 Brian Irwin, Snap-On Tools.


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