Henderson, KY, August 23, 2018 – Today, Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Gibbs Die Casting Corporation, to present their Governor’s Safety and Health Award. When Gibbs was notified of the award, they had logged 1.9M hours without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness.
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.
“On behalf of Governor Matt Bevin and the Labor Cabinet, I want to congratulate Gibbs Die Casting Corporation on this remarkable achievement,” Labor Secretary David A. Dickerson stated. “Promoting workplace safety across the Commonwealth is our No. 1 priority, and the people and processes in place at Gibbs Die Casting Corporation make it easy to showcase their success as an example for other businesses to follow.”
Steve Church, President and CEO of Gibbs, accepted the award for Gibbs. “At Gibbs, our mission is to improve the quality of life for the people, companies, and communities we serve. Creating a safe work environment is central to accomplishing our mission. This honor is proof we’re not only continuously looking for ways to improve workplace safety, but living it. I’m proud to be recognized for an award so central to our core values and even prouder knowing our team members are committed to creating and maintaining a safe work space.”
About Kentucky Labor Cabinet and KYSafe
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet serves to advance Kentucky’s workforce by protecting our workers, compensating the injured, and promoting employer excellence in order to ensure Kentucky’s place as a hub of innovation and distinction in America and around the world. KYSafe builds alliances with Kentucky employers to promote worker safety through high-quality education and technical assistance. For more information on the Governor’s Safety and Health Award, click here.
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