Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis announced that La-Z-Boy, Inc. in Dayton, Tn., was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.
"La-Z-Boy has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Commissioner Karla Davis. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”
The Commissioner’s Award of Excellence honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.
La-Z-Boy in Dayton manufactures upholstered household furniture. The facility employs 1,200 people and has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 1.9 million hours without a lost time workplace injury or illness. The site’s injury-free record dates back to June 2011.
“We are very committed to providing a safe workplace,” said Harold McCawley, La-Z-Boy general manager. “Our teammates work diligently to identify and eliminate hazards.”
Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration Administrator Steve Hawkins will present the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company today at the closing session of the Tennessee Safety and Health Congress in Nashville. For more information on the Governor’s Safety Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s Nashville office at 800 249-8510.