Today, 29 New Jersey employers were honored with Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards, a program to recognize worksites – public and private – that have demonstrated effective safety and health programs resulting in the prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses.
The awards are sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee (NJSISC).
“It is our shared responsibility to foster an atmosphere where respect, trust, and open dialogue are the standard when it comes to promoting safe and healthy work environments,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. “My sincerest appreciation goes out to our awardees and the employers who have clearly demonstrated their care and concern for their employees by continually improving health and safety training and protocols.”
The 94th Annual Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards were presented during OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week Kickoff Lunch & Learn Webinar, which highlighted the roles of management and employees in finding and fixing hazards to ensure workplaces remain healthy and safe.
A national event held each August, Safe + Sound Week takes place this year from August 7-13, and is a time to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offer information and ideas on how to keep workers safe.
“Congratulations to the employers selected for this year’s Governor’s Occupational Safety & Health Awards. These exemplary businesses have a system, not just good intentions, and make safety a core value for their workers and workplaces,” said U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Regional Administrator Richard Mendelson in New York. “During Safe + Sound Week and throughout the year, we urge every employer in New Jersey to commit to implementing a program that drives continuous improvement in safety and health.”
“It is a great honor to witness the commitment by these Garden State employers to provide safe and healthful workplaces for their employees,” said Denis Crayon, chair of the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee. “Being recognized by these awards is a testament to each of these organizations for their dedication to ensure their employees work safely in a healthy environment yesterday, today, and tomorrow. These employers recognize their employees are the backbone of their families and communities and should be encouraged to continue their efforts and mentor others to achieve these recognitions.”
A complete list of awardees is below:
New Jersey Governor’s Award for Safety and Health Excellence
|Eii Inc., Cranford
|Parsons NJMVIS Cape May
|Torcon, Inc. – AST/Plum St 2 Project, New Brunswick
|Ideal Jacobs Corporation, Maplewood
|Parsons NJMVIS Deptford
|Torcon, Inc. – Bristol-Myers Squibb S6A Project, Union
|Kinkisharyo International LLC, Jersey City
|Parsons NJMVIS Freehold
|Torcon, Inc. – Deborah Heart & Lung Hospital, Browns Mills
|L’Oreal LUXE Division, Monmouth Junction
|Parsons NJMVIS Lakewood
|Torcon, Inc. – Johnson & Johnson Project Easton, Raritan
|L’Oreal Piscataway Manufacturing, Piscataway
|Parsons NJMVIS Lodi
|Torcon, Inc. – Overlook Medical Center, Summit
|Mexichem Specialty Resins Inc., Pedricktown
|Parsons NJMVIS Salem
|Torcon, Inc. – Princeton U. Racquet Center Project, Princeton
|Norwalt Design Inc., Randolph
|Parsons NJMVIS Secaucus
|Torcon, Inc. – Uncommon Schools Camden Prep High School, Camden
|Occidental Chemical, Pedricktown PVC
|Parsons NJMVIS Southampton
|Torcon Inc. World Headquarters, Red Bank
Parsons NJMVIS Washington | Parsons NJMVIS Winslow
New Jersey Governor’s Award for Safety and Health Performance
|DPK Consulting LLC, Edison
|Edison Sheltered Workshop Inc., Edison
|Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Chatsworth
Last year, NJDOL, OSHA, and NJSISC signed an agreement renewing their collaborative relationship to continue to foster safer and healthier workplaces in New Jersey.
Through its Division of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health, the NJDOL offers both private and public sector employers free onsite consultation visits to assess workplace safety and health. The purpose is to help employers comply with OSHA regulations and keep employees safe, but does not result in citations, penalties, or fines. The NJDOL can also assist businesses by providing safety training courses. For more information, or to sign up for a free workplace health and safety consultation or training, please visit the Division’s recently updated website: https://www.nj.gov/labor/safetyandhealth/.
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