6:13pm

Mon May 14, 2012
The Commonwealth

State Honors Companies at Safety and Health Conference

Kentucky Labor Cabinet officials have recognized more than 40 companies that have taken the extra steps necessary to guarantee the health and safety of employees.The companies were honored during the Governor’s Safety and Health Conference and Exposition at Louisville’s Galt House East. The annual conference brings together nearly 600 professionals across the state to participate in safety training courses.

Gov. Steve Beshear said the awards bring attention to the safety and health of employees. “These businesses are examples of what can be accomplished when you put the safety and health of employees first. Successful companies focus on continuous improvement in safety and build an atmosphere or culture where all employees practice and promote safety in everything they do," Beshear said in a statement released by his office.

The Governor’s Safety and Health Award provides special recognition for outstanding safety and health performance and encourages the development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses. The award is given to employers and their employees who together have achieved the required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness.

The employer and employee groups honored at this year’s conference are below in alphabetical order by company. The figures represent the number of hours worked without a lost-time injury or illness.

Advanced Green Components LLC, Winchester; 461,264
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. USW Local 727, Calvert City; 11,192,229
Arkema Inc. Calvert City Plant, Teamsters Local 236, IAMAW Local 1969, Calvert City; 661,913
Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services LLC, USW Local 550, Kevil; 1,022,670
BAE Systems, IAMAW Local 830, Louisville; 1,027,830
Big Rivers Electric Corporation – D.B. Wilson Station, IBEW Local 1701; Centertown; 852,012
Blue Grass Energy Cooperative Corporation, Nicholasville; 321,625
Clark Material Handling Company, Louisville; 566,997
Cooper Power Station/East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Somerset; 600,300
Delta Faucet Company - Morgantown Plastics, Morgantown; 658,091
Donaldson Company Inc., Nicholasville; 1,202,859
Farmers RECC, Glasgow; 252,524
Firestone Industrial Products Company, Williamsburg; 1,449,859
Georgetown Municipal Water & Sewer Service, Georgetown; 346,366
Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Corbin; 623,196
Ingersoll Rand Company - Campbellsville Operations, Campbellsville; 5,009,890
Interplastic Corporation, Fort Wright; 1,225,072
Jackson MSC, Division of Manitowoc, Gray; 666,220
JCIM, LLC Louisville 2, UFCW Local 227, Louisville; 1,000,024
Johnson Controls, UAW Local 2926, Shelbyville; 1,251,877
Joy Mining Machinery, Lebanon; 609,785
Kentucky Utilities – EW Brown Generating Station, Harrodsburg; 3,880,043
Kentucky Utilities – Danville Substation Department, Danville; 505,466
Kentucky Utilities – Ghent Generating Station, Ghent; 828,843
Kentucky Utilities – Lexington Substation Department, Lexington; 767,928
Knox Hills LLC, Fort Knox; 1,019,568
LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky LLC, USW Local 550, Kevil; 1,022,670
LG&E – Mill Creek Generating Station, IBEW Local 2100, Louisville; 956,357
L’Oreal USA Florence Manufacturing, Florence; 2,323,822
L’Oreal USA Walton Distribution Center, Walton; 1,028,276
Madisonville West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant, Madisonville; 434,574
Maker’s Mark Distillery, Loretto; 854,944
Novelis Aluminum Corporation, Berea; 1,251,330
Owensboro Brick, Owensboro; 257,781
PIC Group Inc., Cane Run Facility, Louisville; 272,674
PIC Group Inc., Ghent Facility, Ghent; 379,327
Salt River Electric Cooperative Corp., Bardstown; 611,823
Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America LLC, USW Local 727, Calvert City; 765,672
Stanley Black & Decker, Shelbyville; 452,124
Swift & Staley Mechanical Contractors Inc., USW Local 550, Kevil; 1,026,512
Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Berea; 1,582,225
3A Composites USA, Glasgow; 422,219
URS, Local Building Trades Unions, Louisville; 3,289,071
Vanguard Contractors, LLC, Paducah; 943,514
Wacker Polymers, USW Local 727, Calvert City; 812,147
Westlake Vinyl Corporation, IAMAW & USW, Calvert City; 1,103,026