FRANKFORT, Ky. — Yesterday, Sargent and Greenleaf Inc. was presented with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for their achievement of 1,372,014 hours worked without a lost-time incident. This award provides special recognition for outstanding safety and health performance at worksites across the Commonwealth, and encourages the development of programs designed to reduce and eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses.
Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary, David A. Dickerson, extended praise to Sargent and Greenleaf Inc. on the occasion: “I want to congratulate Sargent and Greenleaf for their achievement and the example of workplace safety and health that they have set for others to follow. The Labor Cabinet is honored to present this award to Sargent and Greenleaf on behalf of Governor Matt Bevin.”
Founded in 1865, Sargent and Greenleaf is a manufacturer of medium and high security locks and locking systems. Founder James Sargent invented the “Magnetic Bank Lock,” the first key-changeable combination lock that gained near immediate acceptance from safe manufacturers. In 1960, the U.S. Treasury adopted Sargent’s Magnetic Bank Lock as its standard. Today, Sargent and Greenleaf’s Nicholasville, Kentucky, facility serves as the company’s global headquarters, and employs 118 individuals.
“This award is a reflection of our employees’ unwavering dedication and commitment to prioritize, not only the safety of themselves, but the safety of others, as well,” stated Keith Deaton, COO of Sargent and Greenleaf. “We are honored to be receiving our seventh Governor’s Safety and Health Award. This commitment and passion for the brand has allowed Sargent and Greenleaf to maintain a reputation of delivering high-quality, innovative products.”
State Representative Russ Meyer (Nicholasville) added praise: “I want to commend Sargent & Greenleaf for its commitment to workplace safety and setting such a strong example for other businesses to follow. I also appreciate the Labor Cabinet for promoting these health and safety milestones and for doing its part to make sure our workers are not harmed as a result of their job.”