AFPG to receive the 2015 Minnesota Governor's Safety Award
We are pleased to announce American Fire Protection Group (AFPG) will receive a Minnesota Governor's Safety Award. AFPG will be recognized for superior performance in workplace safety and health at the Governor's Safety Awards luncheon on May 7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. AFPG is one of 267 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.
"Employers like AFPG know that safety isn't automatic," said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "It takes attention, dedication and continuous effort to protect their employees."
Since 1934, the annual Governor's Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry's national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels:
- Meritorious Achievement (157 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
- Outstanding Achievement (79 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51-90 percent better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
- Award of Honor (31 winners): Incidence rates at least 91 percent better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.
AFPG received a Meritorious Achievement Award.
The Governor's Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 81 Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries ("accidents").
Special recognition is due to Patti Morris, AFPG's corporate director of safety and risk management, and our team of safety managers who work diligently at maintaining AFPG's safety and risk management first culture.
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