Wisconsin companies to receive Corporate Safety Awards

The Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced that 14 companies will receive Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards.

“Wisconsin is very proud to be considered one the safest states in which to work. This year’s winners are an embodiment of that and a testament to the skill and genuine care each Wisconsin worker has for their employers, co-workers and community,” said Janie Ritter, director of the Wisconsin Safety Council. “This year’s winning companies serve as an inspiration to the entire Wisconsin business community for making safety an integral part of every day.”

Of the 117 companies who submitted applications this year, 80 were qualified finalists. Each of the finalists provided details on their organization’s safety and health leadership, training and implementation programs, and employee participation. Their reports also included information on their safety accomplishments and goals.

The applications were judged by an independent panel of 33 safety, health, and human resource professionals. The 14 awards will be presented during the 73rd annual Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference and Exposition in the Wisconsin Dells at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, April 21- 22.
“On behalf of Governor Walker, I congratulate the 2014 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award winners, who are leading by example proving how safety is important to the success of a company,” stated Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson. “Wisconsin businesses and employees understand the responsibility of safety to both improve workers skills to be able to perform their very best on the job.”

The 2014 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award winners are:
* Agropur inc., Luxemburg
* Alliant Energy Corp.- WPL, Madison
* The Boldt Company, Appleton
* Chr. Hansen Inc., Milwaukee
* Colony Brands Inc., Monroe
* Energis High Voltage Resources Inc. – Green Bay
* ITU AbsorbTech Inc., New Berlin
* Lakehead Painting Company Inc. Superior
* Northeast Asphalt Inc., Greenville
* Phillips-Medisize – Design Development Center, Hudson
* Phillips-Medisize – Phillips Medical, Menomonie
* Teel Plastics, Inc., Baraboo
* Tyco Fire Protection Products, Marinette
* USG Structural Technologies LLC, Delevan

Bill Morgan, president of Johnsonville Sausage LLC will be honored as the 14th inductee into the Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame.

“The safety culture at Johnsonville Sausage is second to none,” Morgan said. “And while we’re proud of the strong safety culture we’ve established, our challenge is not to be complacent with our safety results. We’ll continue to challenge every aspect of the business to achieve zero injuries.  We have a moral obligation to provide a safe work environment for all of our members and a cultural expectation that every member has personal accountability for quality and safety.”

The Wisconsin Safety Council is the state’s leading provider of workplace safety training and programming. Established in 1923, it is an educational division of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and is the state chapter of the National Safety Council.

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