More than 2 million hours without lost time injury or illness
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2016) — Lockheed Martin at Bluegrass Station today was presented a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 2,425,069 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness.
“Bluegrass Station has an economic footprint of over $270 million, and Lockheed Martin’s nearly 2,000 employees are a major reason for this,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “While we are thankful for this impact on Kentucky’s economy, we are here today to recognize their commitment to workplace safety by presenting them with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. Working almost two-and-a-half million hours without a significant injury signifies the importance that Lockheed Martin places on keeping their employees safe and healthy.”
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
The Bluegrass Station facility was originally created by the Army in 1941. It was then known as the Lexington Signal Depot until 1995, when the Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommended it be shut down. Kentucky then took over the installation in an effort to keep defense contractors there, working in support of homeland security and national defense missions.
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.