Area businesses receive Governors Safety and Health Award

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Businesses in Nicholasville, Berea, Harrodsburg, Lexington, Winchester and Shelbyville are among 37 across the state to earn the Governors Safety and Health Award.

Together, the businesses logged more than 59 million hours worked without a lost-time injury by their employees during 2019-2020.

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governors Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces.

A business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.

Number of Employees/Hours Worked
Up to 125……………….250,000
From 126 to 250………500,000
From 251 to 375………750,000
From 376 to 500…….1,000,000
501 or more………….1,000,000

“This award shows the dedication and commitment from the hardworking men and women who work in these businesses to promote safety and health,” said Secretary Larry L. Roberts.

Company Name City Hours
Leggett & Platt, Inc. Winchester 770,757
The J.M. Smucker Company Scottsville 1,048,101
Owensboro Municipal Utilities Owensboro 577,992
Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative Corp Brandenburg 255,989
Catlettsburg Refining LLC Catlettsburg 4,515,349
East & Westbrook Construction Buckner 1,537,699
Stanley Black & Decker Shelbyville 1,181,438
Raytheon Company Louisville 1,263,058
Madisonville West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant Madisonville 580,080
Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC Kevil 1,080,882
Swift & Staley Inc. Kevil 1,498,543
Henderson Services, LLC Louisville 6,054,392
Toyota Boshoku Kentucky – Harrodsburg Harrodsburg 1,385,079
L’Oreal USA – Walton Distribution Walton 423,027
Chase Environmental Group, Inc. Louisville 252,075
Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority Hopkinsville 1,054,342
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. Edmonton 5,380,585
AMG Aluminum North America Robards 553,809
J-Lok Corporation Earlington 657,430
Novelis Corporation Berea 1,208,003
Riken Elastomers Hopkinsville 818,031
LexPlastics Lexington 802,097
Amfine Chemical Corporation Hopkinsville 773,695
Sekisui Specialty Chemicals, LLC Calvert City 2,020,135
Evonik Calvert City 12,306,848
Interplastic Corporation Fort Wright 2,132,244
Gibbs Die Casting Henderson 1,136,978
Sargent & Greenleaf, Inc. Nicholasville 1,639,664
Abel Construction Company Inc Louisville 528,108
PIC Group, Inc. – Mill Creek Louisville 711,960
PIC Group, Inc. – Cane Run Louisville 503,845
PIC Group, Inc. – E. W. Brown Harrodsburg 479,582
L’Oreal USA – Florence Manufacturing Florence 1,169,094
Big Rivers Electric Corporation – Wilson Station Centertown 770,882
Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation Bowling Green 511,420
Nucor Steel Gallatin Ghent 1,081,300
James B. Bean Distilling Company Boston 252,211

These businesses earned the outstanding achievement by implementing a culture focused on safety and health in order to protect employees on a daily basis.

Award recipients are recognized at the annual Governors Safety and Health Conference and Exposition that was not possible this year to due COVID-19. The Kentucky Safety and Health Network is making plans for next year’s conference hoping it is safe for participants to attend in 2021.

KYSafe builds alliances with Kentucky employers to promote worker safety through high-quality education and technical assistance. For more information on the Governors Safety and Health Award, click here. Follow the Kentucky Labor Cabinet on Facebookand Twitterfor all the latest updates.

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