More than 2.5 million hours without a lost-time incident
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2015) — Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) was presented today with its first Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The honor recognizes employees for working more than 2.5 million hours without a lost-time accident or illness, going back more than eight years.
Last year, the company’s other Louisville facility on South Brook Street earned the safety honor.
“It’s obvious that Multi Packaging Solutions puts a high priority on employee safety here in Kentucky,” said Kentucky Labor Secretary Larry L. Roberts. “This is an award that requires a great amount of effort on behalf of the employees and the management of a facility.”
MPS is a leading global provider of value-added packaging solutions across the healthcare and branded consumer markets. The company has 83 employees at its manufacturing facility on Allmond Avenue, as well as approximately 200 other employees at its South Brook Street location. In all, the company operates 59 locations in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Worldwide, MPS employs more than 9,000 people.
“At MPS, safety is our responsibility, and we take it extremely seriously,” said Patrick Peak, environmental and safety affairs manager at MPS. “Our employees work together on our operating standards to make certain everything is relevant to a healthy and safe workplace. We’re honored to accept this award as a testimony to our employees’ dedication to safety.”
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. The requirement for MPS was 250,000 hours.
The Governor’s Safety and Health Award program is part of Gov. Steve Beshear’s efforts to improve the health of all Kentuckians. Every establishment within the geographical boundaries of Kentucky is eligible for the award, even if the establishment won the award the previous year. Eligibility is limited to one award during a 12-month period of time.