La-Z-Boy of Dayton Receivers Excellence Award For Workplace Safety And Health

Friday, July 19, 2013
Pictured from left to right:  Cody Buell, Environmental / Safety Generalist; Janet Earnhardt, Human Resources Director; Dennis Poland, Safety Manager; Steve Hawkins, TOSHA Administrator; Bimbo McCawley, General Manager.
Pictured from left to right: Cody Buell, Environmental / Safety Generalist; Janet Earnhardt, Human Resources Director; Dennis Poland, Safety Manager; Steve Hawkins, TOSHA Administrator; Bimbo McCawley, General Manager.

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that La-Z-Boy Inc. located in Dayton, was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.

"La-Z-Boy Inc. has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Burns Phillips, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company at the closing session of the Tennessee Safety and Health Congress in Nashville.

“The evaluation criteria for this award are not only challenging, but are also designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety.”

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 Inc. manufactures upholstered household furniture. The facility employs 1,297 people and has qualified for this award by having an injury-free record dating back to March of 2012.

For more information on the Governor’s Safety Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s office in Nashville 800/249-8510.


Fairway Outdoor Advertising names Heather Nelson New General Sales Manager

Fairway Outdoor Advertising announced Heather Nelson has joined the company in the role of general sales manager. Ms. Nelson has over 26 years experience in outdoor advertising. She spent 18 years in Chattanooga as sales manager and account executive for Fairway Outdoor and its predecessors, Clear Channel Outdoor, Eller Media and Universal Outdoor. Prior to that she was employed ... (click for more)

Barge, Waggoner, Sumner And Cannon Donates To Orange Grove Center

The Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., Community Fund made a $2,500 donation to the Orange Grove Center.   The Orange Grove Center is a resource for community adults and children who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities. This Chattanooga organization recognizes, supports and celebrates the qualities of this individual. The Orange Grove Center seeks ... (click for more)

County Commission Told To Fully Fund County Schools Improvement Request Would Take 28 1/2-Cent Property Tax Increase; 78 School Personnel Would Be Added

County Mayor Jim Coppinger told members of the County Commission at a budget workshop on Tuesday that it would take a 28 1/2-cent property tax increase to fully fund the county school budget request. The county schools are asking for $24,218,919 in new money for a focus on workforce readiness, literacy and low-performing schools. County Mayor Coppinger did not say whether ... (click for more)

Judge Poole Rules In Favor Of State On Billy Hawk Murder Cold Case Motions

Criminal Court Judge Don Poole has ruled that the state can introduce at the murder trial of Billy Hawk testimony about his alleged drug involvement with the victim in the case, Johnny Mack Salyer. Hawk is charged in the 1981 murder of Salyer, whose body was found in a 55-gallon drum in the Tennessee River. The witnesses indicated that Salyer was cooperating in the drug case ... (click for more)

Marvelous News From Central High School

To Roy Exum:     With all the recent news of major dysfunctions within our educational system, I thought I might alert you to something better. About a year ago you ventured up Highway 58 to Central High School to represent your late grandfather, Roy McDonald, as he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus during the annual Senior Day festivities. I sort of expected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Yes, A Social Experiment

JoeySalads, his screen name, is widely known for his funny pranks except for the fact he calls them “social experiments.” So while we are still on the transgender-restroom issue, our boy JoeySalads got a transgender friend to approve his attire before he tried his luck at entering women’s restrooms. I don’t think you’ll be real surprised at what really happened in this video. Click ... (click for more)