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LexPlastics earns Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Has 60 employees

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 11, 2017) — LexPlastics in Lexington today was presented a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 483,235 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness.

LexPlastics logoFounded in 1980 as Confederate Plastics, LexPlastics is a 60-person custom injection molding company along with assembly operations servicing consumer industrial, electronics, medical and automotive industry. LexPlastics provides parts and assemblies for the Tier II automotive market and has many years of experience in producing, handling and shipping aesthetic parts and assemblies.

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.

According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2015 Kentucky employers reported the lowest incident rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the state’s history.

Based on a mathematical calculation that describes the number of recordable incidents per 100 full-time employees, Kentucky’s rate improved from 3.8 in 2014 to 3.7 in 2015 – reflecting the most recent data available. This rate has steadily declined since it was first calculated in 1996, when a rate of 8.4 was reported.