Dupont - Memphis Receives Governor's Award of Excellence

Friday, July 25, 2014 | 01:04pm

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

“DuPont - Memphis 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.

DuPont – Memphis is a chemical manufacturer.  The company employs 216 people and has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 502,000 hours without a lost-time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.  The site’s injury-free record dates back to January 2013.

“DuPont is honored to be chosen as the recipient of the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health,” said DuPont Memphis Plant Manager Deborah McKitten. “DuPont’s core values, including safety and health, are the foundation for everything we do. We are committed to protecting the safety and health of our employees and those living in the communities where we operate.”

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, Deborah McKitten, DuPont-Memphis, April Hinson, DuPont-Memphis and Amanda Harderson, DuPont-Memphis. 


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