Vermont companies recognized for workplace safety

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Vermont companies recognized for workplace safety

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 6:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Several Vermont companies were recognized yesterday for their strong commitment to effective workplace safety at the Annual Vermont Safety & Health Council Meeting held in Stowe. The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety is the highest honor given by the State of Vermont to recognize an employer’s commitment to excellence in workplace safety and health policy and practice. These awards recognize specific companies that are committed to effective workplace safety and health.

The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety, presented by officials from the Vermont Department of Labor, was awarded to:

            UTC Aerospace Systems: Large Business Recipient

            Washington Electric: Small Business Recipient

            Chittenden Solid Waste District:  Public Sector Recipient

            VHV Company:  Most Improved Recipient 

The Governor’s Award highlights the benefits of providing a safe and healthy workplace for both the employer and its workforce.  Job safety is one of the most important workplace issues today, having significant positive impact on the costs of operations, worker’s compensation, and employee morale.

Established fourteen years ago, the awards are sponsored by Governor Peter Shumlin, the Vermont Department of Labor, and the Vermont Safety & Health Council.