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Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence Winners Announced


Awards honor employers who have achieved highest standards of workplace safety

Hershey, PA – Three Pennsylvania employers were presented 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.
“RETTEW, Environmental Waste Minimization Inc, and Advanced Cast Products Inc. are all doing their part to keep Pennsylvania workers safe, and therefore, to help Pennsylvania’s economy grow and strengthen,” said Governor Wolf. “The companies we honor today should stand as an example to all Pennsylvania employers that workplace safety is a crucial element in a successful workforce and a strong economy.”
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 these three companies honored for their excellent safety records,” Acting Secretary of Labor & Industry Jerry Oleksiak said. “The department will continue to support these companies in their commitment to safer workplaces, and to aid any other company in the commonwealth in their efforts to improve and excel in workplace safety.”
The three 2017 Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence winners are:
·         RETTEW, Lancaster
·         Environmental Waste Minimization, Inc., Northampton
·         Advanced Cast Products, Inc., Meadville
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