DOL asks NC businesses to apply for safety award

This week, the North Carolina Department of Labor announced that they are accepting applications from businesses in North Carolina for workplace safety awards.  In order for a business to qualify for a safety award, they must have no fatalities at the site they are using on their application.  In addition, businesses must have an injury and illness rate at least 50 percent lower than the average rate in their industry.

“A safety award shows employees and the community that you are committed to safe work environment.  A good safety record is something to be proud of, and businesses deserve to be recognized for their efforts,” stated the Department of Labor’s Commissioner, Cherie Berry.

If you or someone you love has been injured or become ill because of unsafe or unhealthy working conditions, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick PLLC at 919-851-3311 to learn more about your rights.