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TOSHA Honors Tennessee Employers for Workplace Safety Records

Governor's Award of Excellence Recognizes a Commitment to Workplace Safety and Health
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 | 12:15pm
David Rutske, Wendy Fisher (TOSHA), Chris Lonsford

APCOM a Division of State Industries, Franklin, Williamson County
APCOM produces water heaters and water heart parts. The company has qualified for the Governor's Award by working more than 830,797 hours without a lost time or restricted duty workplace illness or injury. 

PHOTO: David Rutske, Wendy Fisher (TOSHA), Chris Lonsford

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) recognized seven Tennessee employers with the prestigious Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health for their commitment to keeping employees safe while on the job.

TOSHA Assistant Commissioner Wendy Fisher recently presented the Governor’s Award of Excellence to company representatives during the closing ceremonies of the Tennessee Safety and Health Conference in Nashville.

"These companies have demonstrated a strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," Fisher said during the presentation “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and the companies have worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”

The Governor’s Award of Excellence recognizes 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.

For more information on the Governor’s Safety Award of Excellence and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s Nashville office at (800) 325-9901.

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Christina Carroll, Wendy Fisher (TOSHA), Douglas W Matthews, Anna Yarbro

Sugaright, LLC, Covington, Tipton County
Sugaright, LLC produces sugar products. The company has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 103,257 hours without a lost time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.

PHOTO: Christina Carroll, Wendy Fisher (TOSHA), Douglas W Matthews, Anna Yarbro

Tonya Wells, Wendy Fisher (TOSHA)

Firestone Industrial Products, Dyersburg, Dyer County
Firestone Industrial Products produces air ride suspension systems. The company has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 301,651 hours without a lost time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.

PHOTO: Tonya Wells, Wendy Fisher (TOSHA)

Wendy Fisher (TOSHA), Leon Legg

U.S. Zinc, Millington, Shelby County
U.S. Zinc produces zinc oxide. The company has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 140,597 hours without a lost time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.

PHOTO: Wendy Fisher (TOSHA), Leon Legg

Richard Rhoades, Wendy Fisher (TOSHA), Chauncey Reed, Jimmy White

Zochem LLC, Dickson, Dickson County
Zochem produces zinc oxide. The company has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 101,365 hours without a lost time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.

PHOTO: Richard Rhoades, Wendy Fisher (TOSHA), Chauncey Reed, Jimmy White 

Jeremy Borne, JP Stephens, James Hinton, Taryn Thomas, Ronnie Pool

Image Environmental, Inc., Memphis, Shelby County 
Image Environmental, Inc. is a plant and industrial maintenance contractor. The company has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 147,506 hours without a lost time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.

PHOTO: Jeremy Borne, JP Stephens, James Hinton, Taryn Thomas, Ronnie Pool

Phillip Lett, Wendy Fisher (TOSHA), David Blessman (TOSHA), James Hinton, Garrett Rea (TOSHA), Eric Engle

Helm Fertilizer Terminal, Memphis, Shelby County
Helm Fertilizer Terminal, Inc. produces agricultural fertilizers. The company has qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 51,622 hours without a lost time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.

PHOTO: Phillip Lett, Wendy Fisher (TOSHA), David Blessman (TOSHA), James Hinton, Garrett Rea (TOSHA), Eric Engle

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