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Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence Winners Announced

October 31, 2016

Hershey, PA – Five Pennsylvania employers were presented today with a Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence at the annual Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference in Hershey. The awards recognize companies that have achieved the highest standards in workplace safety.

“The five companies recognized today are doing their part to keep Pennsylvania workers safe, and therefore, to help Pennsylvania’s economy grow and strengthen,” said Governor Wolf. “Workplace safety is a crucial element in a strong economy, and the companies we honor today should stand as an example to all Pennsylvania employers.”

Any Pennsylvania employer is eligible for the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence. Information and criteria used to determine finalists include workplace injuries/illnesses vs. industry standards; and innovation and strategic development of safety policy and approaches.

The application process for the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence is highly competitive. The award recognizes successful employer-employee safety programs that produce tangible safety improvements.

“Labor & Industry is proud to recognize the five companies honored today for their excellent safety records,” Secretary of Labor & Industry Kathy Manderino said. “The department will continue to support these companies in their commitment to safer workplaces, and to offer assistance to any other company in the commonwealth in their efforts to improve and excel in workplace safety.”

The five 2016 Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence winners are:

  • West Penn Power, Greensburg
  • Met-Ed, Reading
  • Lycoming Engines, Williamsport
  • G.R. Noto Electrical Construction, Clarks Summit
  • Global Advanced Metals, Boyertown

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