Have gone more than 512,000 hours without a lost-time incident
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Sept. 3, 2015) — Transfreight was as presented today with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. Workers have gone more than 512,000 hours without a lost-time incident.
“All employers have a responsibility to the safety of their employees, and that is exactly the approach that Transfreight has taken to earn this award,” said Kentucky Labor Secretary Larry L. Roberts. “We congratulate the people who work here, and thank them for their commitment to safety.”
Transfreight in May was acquired by Penske Logistics LLC.
“We sincerely commend our Transfreight team members and thank them for their hard work and commitment to safe operations,” said Brad Sachs, vice president of operations for Penske Logistics. “We are steadfast in our commitment to safe operations for the benefit of our associates and customers.”
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 Transfreight 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.
Beshear launched kyhealthnow last year as an aggressive and wide-ranging initiative to reduce incidents and deaths from Kentucky’s dismal health rankings and habits. It builds on Kentucky’s successful implementation of health care reform and uses multiple strategies over the next several years to improve the state’s collective health.
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.