Sanford – The N.C. Department of Labor will honor area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet on Thursday, June 8. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry will speak at the banquet and present the awards. The event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Department of Labor and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina. The banquet, slated to begin at 11:30 a.m., will be held at the City of Sanford’s Public Works Service Center, 601 N. Fifth Street, Sanford, NC 27331.
“It’s an honor for me to travel throughout North Carolina and recognize these employers who are making a commitment to their employees’ safety and health,” Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. “Over the past 16 years, North Carolina has experienced a declining injury and illness rate, which now rests at an all-time historical low of 2.6 per 100 full-time workers for private industry. These employers are helping to make our state’s workplaces some of the safest in the country.”
The awards honor outstanding on-the-job safety achievements of each recipient during 2016. Recipients are located in Aberdeen, Lemon Springs, Lillington, Sanford, Southern Pines and Staley.
Criteria: Rate of Days Away From Work Must Be At Least 50% Below The Industry Average.
City of Sanford, Police
Lee County, Department of Social Services
Lee County, General Services
Lee County, Parks & Recreation Department
Lee County, Tax Office
Town of Southern Pines
Town of Southern Pines, Building And Grounds Department
Town of Southern Pines, Public Works Department
Town of Southern Pines, Recreation Department
Second Consecutive Year
Lee Iron & Metal Company
Third Consecutive Year
City of Sanford, Fire Department
Criteria: Rate of Days Away From Work, Job Transfer Or Restriction Must Be At Least 50% Below The Industry Average.
City of Sanford, Beautification & Golf
Hamilton Beach Brands Inc.
Lee County, Sheriff’s Department
Lee County Industries Inc.
Town of Southern Pines, Fire Department
Westfield Rehabilitation And Health Center
Second Consecutive Year
Harris Printing Company Inc.
McMurray Fabrics Inc., Pinebluff Plant
Neurology & Pain Management Center
Parkdale America LLC, Plant 29
Saab Barracuda USA
Static Control Components Inc.
Third Consecutive Year
City of Sanford, Community Development
Concrete Supply Company, Aberdeen Plant
McMurray Fabrics Inc., Corporate Office
Fourth Consecutive Year
Coty US LLC
Fifth Consecutive Year
Lee County, Transit System
Sixth Consecutive Year
Air Systems Components Inc., dba Trion IAQ
Caterpillar Inc., Sanford Facility
General Shale Brick Inc., US-72 Sanford, N.C.
Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Hawkins Avenue Location
Seventh Consecutive Year
City of Sanford, Big Buffalo Waste Water Treatment Plant
Lee County, Animal Control
Lee County, Cooperative Extension
N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions, Sanford Workforce Office
Eighth Consecutive Year
GKN Driveline North America Inc., Sanford Precision Forming Facility
Ninth Consecutive Year
Lee County, Health Department
Lee County, Soil & Water
11th Consecutive Year
Lee County, Solid Waste Services
Town of Southern Pines, Administration
Town of Southern Pines, Finance
Town of Southern Pines, Library and IT Services
Town of Southern Pines, Planning & Zoning
12th Consecutive Year
Lee County, Administration
Lee County, Human Resources
Lee County, Information Technology
Lee County, Office of Emergency Services
Lee County, Register of Deeds
Lee County, Strategic Services
13th Consecutive Year
City of Sanford, Administration
City of Sanford, Engineering
15th Consecutive Year
N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions, Aberdeen Workforce Office
17th Consecutive Year
Lee County, Finance Office
19th Consecutive Year
Lee County, Enrichment Center Senior Services
20th Consecutive Year
City of Sanford, Financial Services
21st Consecutive Year
City of Sanford, Water Treatment Plant
24th Consecutive Year
Lee County, Library System
1 million hours, or multiples thereof, with no lost time accidents
STATIC CONTROL COMPONENTS INC.
1 Million Hours
December 29, 2015 through December 31, 2016
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS – SANFORD
2 Million Hours
August 6, 2015 through February 13, 2017
PENTAIR WATER POOL AND SPA
5 Million Hours
October 14, 2013 through January 27, 2017
The local recipients have met the stringent requirements necessary to receive a safety award.
Under program rules, companies must have been free of fatal accidents at the site for which the award is given to be eligible. The gold award criteria are based on a DART rate that is at least 50 percent below the statewide rate for its industry. The rate includes cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. The silver award is based only on cases with days away from work. They are recorded when the worker misses at least one full day of work, not including the day of the injury. The applicant must attain an incidence rate for cases with days away from work that is at least 50 percent below the rate for its industry.