4 western KY companies receive 2023 Governor’s Safety and Health Award
(KBSI) – Four companies in western Kentucky received the 2023 Governor’s Safety and Health Awards.
Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman presented the 2023 Governor’s Safety and Health Awards to Kentucky companies whose employees collectively logged more than 50.2 million consecutive hours on the job without a workplace injury or illness during 2022.
Thirty-eight companies received the 2023 Governor’s Safety and Health Awards. Four of those companies are in the FOX23 viewing area.
- Evonick in Calvert City logged 393,335 hours worked without a lost time injury or illness.
- Insteel Wire Products in Hickman logged 417,359 hours worked without a lost time injury or illness.
- Sekisui Specialty Chemical America LLC in Calvert City logged 2,458310 hours worked without a lost time injury or illness.
- Tokai Carbon GE LLC in Hickman logged 887,028 hours worked without a lost time injury or illness.
“I want to congratulate these companies and their employees for taking workplace safety seriously,” Lt. Gov. Coleman said. “Together, we are doing everything we can to make sure that workplace safety and health is a core value in every workplace in Kentucky.”
The Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet and Kentucky Safety and Health Network Inc. have partnered for more than 30 years to host the annual Governor’s Safety and Health Conference and Exposition to recognize workplace safety excellence.
The event provides employers and employees a chance to attend technical training on workplace safety topics and engage with occupational safety and health specialists.
Tap here to view a list of companies receiving the awards along with the number of consecutive hours worked without a lost-time injury accident or illness through Dec. 31, 2022.
Members of Team Kentucky work daily to identify unsafe, hazardous or unhealthy environments and stop employer practices that pose dangers, said Lt. Gov. Coleman.
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance conducted 997 inspections to ensure safety in workplaces during fiscal year 2022.
Two years ago, Kentucky’s occupational injury and illness rate had fallen to the lowest point on record since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking that rate in 1996.
Lt. Gov. Coleman says that in 2022 Kentucky stayed at that low rate. Between fiscal years 2021 and 2022, the workplace fatality rate declined nearly 30%, said said.
Companies interested in learning how they can improve their workplace safety measures can
Contact the Kentucky Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance and visit kysafe.ky.gov to learn how to improve workplace safety measures.