Labor Department presents annual Safety Awards
Published 4:05 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2023
AHOSKIE – The N.C. Department of Labor recognized area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet held Thursday, May 11 in Ahoskie at the Ahoskie Inn.
“North Carolina’s employers and employees show us the true importance of a strong commitment to safety and health each and every day,” Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson said. North Carolina’s injury and illness rate remains at an historic low. These businesses’ dedication to safety is the reason why North Carolina is one of the safest states in which to work and they deserve this distinguished recognition.”
The awards honor outstanding on-the-job safety achievements of each recipient during 2022. Recipients recognized are located in Ahoskie and surrounding counties.
Commissioner Dobson provided keynote remarks at the meeting, which was hosted by the Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce.
The local recipients have met the stringent requirements necessary to receive a safety award.
Under program rules, companies must have been free of fatal accidents at the site for which the award is given to be eligible. The gold award criteria are based on a DART rate that is at least 50% below the statewide rate for its industry. The rate includes cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. The silver award is based only on cases with days away from work. They are recorded when the worker misses at least one full day of work, not including the day of the injury. The applicant must attain an incidence rate for cases with days away from work that is at least 50% below the rate for its industry.
More information on the N.C. Department of Labor’s Safety Awards Program is available by calling 919-707-7855 or emailing Kiley Willard at email@example.com.
Criteria: Rate of days from work must be at least 50% below the industry average.
Waff Contracting Inc.
Hertford County, Sheriff Department
Hertford County, Solid Waste, Rural Collections, Public Buildings
Criteria: Rate of days away from work, job transfer or restriction must be at least 50% below the industry average.
City of Elizabeth City, Parks and Recreation Department
Roanoke Electric Cooperative
Town of Ahoskie, Police Department
Town of Ahoskie, Town Clerk
Town of Ahoskie, Sanitation Department
Metal Technologies of Murfreesboro Inc., Nucor Operations
Perdue Foods LLC, Ahoskie – Grow Out Office
Perdue Foods LLC, Lewiston – Garage
Perdue Foods LLC, Murfreesboro – Hatchery No. 5
Perdue Foods LLC, Halifax – Hatchery No. 9
Perdue Foods LLC, Cofield – Feed Mill, Garage, Food Delivery
Hertford County, Department of Social Services
Hertford County, Office of Aging, Elections, Veteran Services
Hertford County, Detention Center
2nd Consecutive Year
City of Elizabeth City, Electric Department
City of Elizabeth City, Streets Department
Metal Technologies of Murfreesboro Inc.
Vulcan Construction Materials LP, Mideast Division – Kitty Hawk Sales Yard
Town of Ahoskie, Public Works
Town of Ahoskie, Building and Grounds
Town of Ahoskie, Water and Sewer
Town of Ahoskie, Street Department
3rd Consecutive Year
City of Elizabeth City, Central Receiving Warehouse
City of Elizabeth City, Water Treatment
4th Consecutive Year
City of Elizabeth City, Finance Department
City of Elizabeth City, Wastewater Treatment Plant
Gregory Poole Equipment Co., Wanchese – Marine Branch
5th Consecutive Year
City of Elizabeth City, Central Maintenance – Fleet
City of Elizabeth City, Inspections
6th Consecutive Year
Perdue Foods LLC, Lewiston Processing Plant
7th Consecutive Year
Hertford County, Central Communications (E – 911)
8th Consecutive Year
Hertford County, Administration
Hertford County, Tax Assessor – Collector
9th Consecutive Year
Town of Ahoskie, Public Administration
10th Consecutive Year
City of Elizabeth City, Personnel
City of Elizabeth City, Customer Service
11th Consecutive Year
City of Elizabeth City, Public Works Department
Town of Ahoskie, Human Resources
13th Consecutive Year
Berry Global Inc., Ahoskie Plant
City of Elizabeth City, Administrative
14th Consecutive Year
Town of Ahoskie, Planning Department
Town of Ahoskie, Wastewater Treatment Plant
Town of Ahoskie, Finance Department
Town of Ahoskie, Executive Office – Administration
Town of Ahoskie, Fire Protection
City of Elizabeth City, Energy Division
20th Consecutive Year
Piedmont Natural Gas, Elizabeth City Resources Center
21st Consecutive Year
Nucor Steel, Hertford County