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Elizabethtown business earns Governor’s Safety and Health Award

AGC Automotive employees have worked more than 2.8 million hours without a lost-time incident

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (June 26, 2014) — Department of Workplace Standards Commissioner Anthony Russell of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet joined local and company officials at AGC Automotive America’s Elizabethtown facility to honor employees with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The plant’s 604 employees have worked 2,872,182 hours without a lost-time accident or illness.

Labor dept“AGC Automotive has elevated its own high level of dedication to safety with nearly 3 million hours without a lost-time incident,” said Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry Roberts. “This is an outstanding achievement, and it’s something every person involved in the company should be proud to have accomplished.”

This is the third time AGC has won the award, earning it in 2000 and 2013.

“No production without the assurance of safety is the fundamental basis of our business activity,” said plant manager Scott Guenther. “Our 600-plus associates are committed to the safe and successful operation of the Elizabethtown Plant. AGC is focused on eliminating all serious injuries or illnesses to ensure that all of our associates return home in the same good condition as when they arrived for work.”

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award in recognition of outstanding safety and health performance. An establishment may qualify for the award if its employees together achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees. In the case of AGC Automotive, the requirement is 1 million hours.