Worked more than 500,000 hours without a lost time injury or illness
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (June 10, 2016) — Sargent and Greenleaf today was presented a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 544,115 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness.
Founded in 1865, Sargent and Greenleaf is a manufacturer of medium and high security locks and locking systems. Founder James Sargent invented the “Magnetic Bank Lock,” the first key-changeable combination lock that gained near immediate acceptance from safe manufacturers, and in 1960, the U.S. Treasury adopted Sargent’s Magnetic Bank Lock as its standard. Today, the Nicholasville facility is the company’s global headquarters and is identified as a Top Secret security clearance facility from the Department of Defense which houses 114 full time employees.
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees 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.
This award marks the fourth time that the Nicholasville facility has received the Governor’s Health and Safety Award—also earning it in 2010, 2013, and 2015. According to safety coordinator Stephanie Potts, employees engage in monthly safety meetings to review proper protocols. Employees are also encouraged to participate in a safety incentive program that helps to reward those who demonstrate an exceptional workplace safety track record.