Recorded more than 500,000 hours without lost-time incident
EDMONTON, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2014) — Deputy Secretary Rocky Comito of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet today joined company officials from Carhartt in Edmonton to recognize employees for earning the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The clothing manufacturer has not had a lost-time incident in more than 500,000 work hours, going back to November 2011.
Carhartt manufactures apparel for workers on and off the job. Established in 1889, the company is family-owned. Descendants of the company’s founder, Hamilton Carhartt, still operate the company, which has grown to employ about 4,400 people worldwide. The facility in Edmonton currently has approximately 140 employees. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227 represents the employees at Carhartt in Edmonton.
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 Carhartt, the requirement is 500,000.