FRANKFORT, KY (11/13/12) – Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Mark Brown today presented Nestle Prepared Foods Co. with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award, which provides special recognition for outstanding safety and health performance and encourages the development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses.
The award is given to employers and their employees who together have achieved the required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness.
Nestle employees worked 1,544,432 hours without a lost-time accident.
Sec. Mark Brown, in presenting the award to company officials and employees, praised them for their focus on safety. “The company’s high commitment to safety is evident in this award, and this achievement is a positive reflection on the management staff and the employees,” said Brown.
Nestle Prepared Foods, which employs 1,200 workers in Mount Sterling, is an example of employees and employers working together to create a safe work environment for all.
The Mount Sterling facility makes Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets brand sandwiches.
Information provided by Ricki Gardenhire
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