Davidson County landfill receives workplace safety award
The Public Sector Star Award is an award given to local government and state agencies with superior workplace safety standards. Yesterday, the Davidson County Integrated Solid Waste Management Department was given the award for the second time. Four years ago, the department was the first landfill in the nation to win the award.
North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry was on site to present the award to the department. She praised them for looking out for fellow coworkers and stated, “It’s really that simple- be your brothers’ and your sisters’ keepers”.
The department has a record number of 871,000 man hours without lost-time injury, which they hope to bring up to 1 million later this month. Furthermore, the number of recorded injuries fell from 69 in 2001 to 24 in 2009.
If you or someone you know has been injured in the workplace, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick PPLC at 919-851-3311 to learn more about your rights.