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N.C. Labor Department presents annual safety awards to local employers

Provided By Iredell Free News on May 14, 2022 —

The N.C. Department of Labor recently recognized area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet at the Gatherings Catering and Event Center in Statesville. The event was hosted by the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce.

“North Carolina’s employers and employees show us the true importance of a strong commitment to safety and health each and every day,” Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson said. “These businesses’ dedication to safety is the reason why North Carolina is one of the safest states in which to work and they deserve this distinguished recognition.”

The awards honor outstanding on-the-job safety achievements of each recipient during 2021.  The local recipients have met the stringent requirements necessary to receive a safety award.

Under program rules, companies must have been free of fatal accidents at the site for which the award is given to be eligible. The gold award criteria are based on a DART rate that is at least 50% below the statewide rate for its industry. The rate includes cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. The silver award is based only on cases with days away from work. They are recorded when the worker misses at least one full day of work, not including the day of the injury. The applicant must attain an incidence rate for cases with days away from work that is at least 50% below the rate for its industry.

Recipients include:

Silver Awards
Criteria: Rate of days from work must be at least 50% below the industry average

First Year
♦ ARGOS USA (Carolinas) Corp., Statesville Plant
♦ Doosan Infracore Portable Power
♦ ECMD Inc., Crown Heritage Manufacturing
♦ ECMD Inc., East Coast Mouldings
♦ ECMD Inc., Sales Reps
♦ Gateway Recovery Inc.
♦ Town of Mooresville, Fire and Rescue
♦ Town of Mooresville, Public Works

Second Consecutive Year
♦ G.L. Wilson Building Co.

Gold Awards
Criteria: Rate of days away from work, job transfer or restriction must be at least 50% below the industry average

First Year
♦ Berry Global Inc., Mooresville
♦ Concrete Supply Co., Mooresville Plant
♦ Concrete Supply Co., Statesville Plant
♦ ECMD Inc., Corporate
♦ ECMD Inc., Elkin DC
♦ Energy United, Cornelius Operation Center
♦ Energy United, Mocksville Operations Center
♦ Energy United, Statesville Operations Center
♦ Energy United, Madison Operations
♦ Energy United, Lexington Operations Center
♦ J.C. Steele and Sons, Warehouse
♦ J.C. Steele and Sons
♦ J.L. Raper Corp.
♦ Town of Mooresville, Public Utilities
♦ Town of Mooresville, Recreation
♦ Wilkes Community College

Second Consecutive Year
♦ ARGOS USA (Carolinas) Corp., High Point Plant

Third Consecutive Year
♦ 3A Composites USA Inc.
♦ ARGOS USA (Carolinas) Corp., Mooresville Plant
♦ Gilbert Engineering Co.
♦ McCombs Steel Co. Inc., Slingshot
♦ PowerWorks Electric

Fourth Consecutive Year
♦ ARGOS USA (Carolinas) Corp., Clemmonsville Plant

Fifth Consecutive Year
♦ Kewaunee Scientific Corp.

Sixth Consecutive Year
♦ American Roller Bearing Co., Machine Shop Department
♦ ARGOS USA (Carolinas) Corp., Hickory Plant
♦ Callaway Industrial
♦ Town of Mooresville, Administration

Seventh Consecutive Year
♦ ARGOS USA (Carolinas) Corp., Denver Plant

Eighth Consecutive Year
♦ ARGOS USA (Carolinas) Corp., Winston-Salem Plant

Ninth Consecutive Year
♦ American Roller Bearing Co., Administrative Department
♦ ARGOS USA (Carolinas) Corp., Taylorsville Plant

15th Consecutive Year
♦ Engineered Sintered Components