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Labor Department recognizes Charah for employee safety

Charah operates limestone grinding facilities, such as the one shown above, which can supply the ground limestone reagents necessary to meet the flue gas desulfurization (FGD) scrubber’s requirement to capture and limit sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 24, 2012) – A coal combustion product management company was honored recently for employee safety by the United States Department of Labor.

Charah Inc., which also offers power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry, received the award for having an outstanding record of employee safety.

Charah’s limestone grinding facility located at Brickey’s Quarry in Bloomsdale, Mo., received a Certificate of Achievement in Safety on April 10. The Certificate of Achievement in Safety is presented by the United States Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as part of the Sentinels of Safety Program. The Sentinels of Safety Awards, sponsored by National Mining Association (NMA), were initiated in 1925 and remain the nation’s most prestigious awards recognizing mine safety. They are awarded annually to the nation’s safest mines with a minimum of 4,000 injury-free hours. Charah’s award was presented under the category of Small Metal Non Metal Mill Group and the company was recognized for working nearly 5,800 man-hours without a lost workday injury in 2010.

At the limestone grinding facility, as well as the company’s other sites, each crew member participates in three daily safety briefings, in Monday morning safety talks, and in monthly safety training sessions.

Earlier this year, Charah received another award for employee safety by Westfield Insurance, one of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups with more than 164 years of experience in the insurance business. The award is reserved for a select group of commercial customers who excel in management of their employee safety practices.

Charah is based in Louisville.