Sonoco Products Company Receives Governor's Award of Excellence

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 01:10pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that Sonoco Products Company located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.

“Sonoco Products 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.

Sonoco Products is a manufacturer of composite cans.  The company employs 45 people and has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 1.1 million hours without a lost-time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.  The site’s injury-free record dates back to 2004.

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: Dan Mitchell, Sonoco Products, Steve Hawkins, TOSHA Administrator, and Kelly Lebechuck, Sonoco Products.

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