Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis announced that Pen Gulf, Inc. in Charleston, Tn., was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.
“Pen Gulf 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 Governor’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 or restrict normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.
Pen Gulf, Inc. is an industrial contractor. It employs 100 people at their Charleston location and have qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 217,000 hours without a lost time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness. The site’s injury-free record dates back to June 2011.
Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration Administrator Steve Hawkins will present the Governor’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.