State Announces Workplace Safety Awards

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Nine Indiana companies have been honored by the state with Governor's Workplace Safety Awards. The businesses are broken down into categories based on industry and size. February 20, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) Commissioner Rick Ruble presented the Governor's Workplace Safety Awards to nine Indiana companies for their contributions to the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace.

"These companies represent the best of the best," said Ruble. "They demonstrate a commitment not only to protecting their employees, but also to ensuring employees understand the importance of workplace safety and health. The department is proud to honor these innovative companies."

The winners received the awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Indiana Safety and Health Conference and Expo, the largest workplace health and safety convention in the state. The event was hosted by the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

The 2014 Governor's Workplace Safety Award recipients are:

-Steinberger Construction, Inc. - Internal Education and Outreach in Construction for a Small-sized Company

-Gribbins Insulation Co., Inc. - Internal Education and Outreach in Construction for a Medium-sized Company

-MacLellan Integrated Services - Internal Education and Outreach in General Industry for a Small-sized Company

-Taghleef Industries, Inc. - Internal Education and Outreach in General Industry for a Large-sized Company

-Aisin Chemical Indiana, LLC - Innovations in General Industry for a Small-sized Company

-Westech Building Products, Inc. - Innovations in General Industry by a Medium-sized Company

-Closure Systems International, Inc. - Innovations in General Industry for a Large-sized Company

-Hargerman, Inc. - Innovations in Construction for a Small-sized Company

-BMWC Constructors - Innovations in Construction for a Large-sized Company

"Worker safety should be paramount. Employees feel valued and a healthier workplace translates into a more productive, profitable organization," said Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. "We salute these companies that have taken occupational safety to the next level."

The Governor's Workplace Safety Awards program is a partnership of government, business and safety leaders.

All Indiana employers, regardless of size or industry, can submit an application for the awards. Indiana organizations are recognized in the following categories: external education and outreach, internal education and outreach, innovations and partnerships.

To learn more about the Governor's Safety Awards program, visit www.in.gov/dol/2381.htm. For more information about the 2014 Indiana Safety and Health Conference and Expo, visit www.insafetyconf.com.

About the Indiana Department of Labor:

The mission of the Indiana Department of Labor is to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace. In order to make significant strides, we emphasize both enforcement and compliance assistance by employers. Learn more at www.in.gov/dol. Follow the Indiana Department of Labor on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About the Indiana Chamber of Commerce:

The Indiana Chamber partners with 15,000 members and investors - representing 2.6 million Hoosiers - to achieve the mission of "cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity." Learn more at www.indianachamber.com. Follow the Indiana Chamber at Twitter and Facebook.

Source: The Indiana Department of Labor