KY Labor Cabinet 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/10/17) — Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited MPD, Inc. in Owensboro today to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the 1,256,157 production hours worked without a lost-time incident by employees.  
 
“I want to congratulate MPD, Inc. on earning its first Governor’s Safety and Health Award,” said Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “Working 1,256,157 hours without a lost-time injury is a great accomplishment. On behalf of Governor Bevin and the Labor Cabinet, it is my honor to bestow this award to MPD, Inc. and its employees for their successful efforts towards workplace safety.”

Established in 1987, MPD, Inc. consists of ten wholly owned subsidiaries that provide electronic products across North America and the United Kingdom. Their customers include U.S. and foreign military services and their contractors, avionics manufacturers, law enforcement organizations, industrial companies and commercial concerns. MPD, Inc. now employs over 220 people at its headquarters in Owensboro.

“The employees of MPD, Inc. are the most valuable asset to the Company,” said Gary Braswell, President, MPD, Inc. “It is our policy that every person is entitled to a safe and healthful workplace. Establishment and maintenance of a safe environment is the shared responsibility between the Company and employees at all levels of the organization. To this end, every reasonable effort will be made in achieving the goal of accident prevention and health preservation.”

State Sen. Joe Bowen (Owensboro) also offered praise.

“I would like to thank one of Owensboro’s own, MPD, Inc., for the company’s dedication to workplace health and safety,” Sen. Bowen said. “MPD, Inc. has been a great economic partner for our city, and I congratulate the company on its receipt of this well-deserved award.”

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.

According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Kentucky employers reported the lowest incident rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the state’s history.
Based on a mathematical calculation that describes the number of recordable incidents per 100 full-time employees, Kentucky’s rate improved from 3.8 in 2014 to 3.7 in 2015 – reflecting the most recent data available. This rate has steadily declined since it was first calculated in 1996, when a rate of 8.4 was reported.

SurfKY News
Informatin provided by KLC

sitelogosm© Copyright 2008 - 2017 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.

Click here to subscribe to receive daily updates by email.

Most Read This Week...

Aug 19, 2017 6793

Collision along I-69 in Hopkins County Claims Life of Tennessee Man

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Aug 21, 2017 6128

KSP Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Henderson

by Nick Risley, SurfKY News
Aug 22, 2017 4804

Nortonville Man Charged with Forgery, Theft

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Aug 20, 2017 4757

UPDATE: Motorcyclist Injured Sunday along North Twin Bridge

by Nick Risley, SurfKY News
Aug 20, 2017 4739

Car Chase Ends with Arrest of Muhlenberg Man

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
Aug 22, 2017 4349

Two Henderson Men Charged with Kidnapping an Adult

by Nick Risley, SurfKY News
Aug 22, 2017 3824

UPDATE: Man Treated for Injuries after Crashing into Utility Pole

by Nick Risley, SurfKY News
Aug 21, 2017 3376

Heavy Traffic Reported along area Interstate and Parkways

by SurfKY News
Aug 21, 2017 3361

Eclipse Visitors Give Thumbs Up to Hopkins County

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Aug 19, 2017 2989

UPDATE: Webster Jail Escapee Turns Himself In

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Aug 20, 2017 2840

I-69 Rollover Accident Results in 2 Injured

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Aug 20, 2017 2552

Pro Skaters Perform at Madisonville's 'Total Eclipse of the Park'

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

Aug 11, 2017 53368

UPDATE: Four Arrested in Connection to Convenience Store Raids

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Aug 09, 2017 45978

KSP, U.S. Marshals Capture Escaped Inmate in Anton

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Weather brought to you by

77°
25°
°F | °C
Sunny
Humidity: 51%
Wed
Mostly Sunny
64 | 80
17 | 26
Thu
Sunny
59 | 79
15 | 26
Fri

61 | 79
16 | 26
Sat

60 | 81
15 | 27

Save

Stories Trending Today

Aug 20, 2017 8528

UPDATE: Missing 17-Year-Old Located

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
Aug 19, 2017 6793

Collision along I-69 in Hopkins County Claims Life of Tennessee Man

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Aug 21, 2017 6128

KSP Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Henderson

by Nick Risley, SurfKY News
Aug 22, 2017 4804

Nortonville Man Charged with Forgery, Theft

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Aug 20, 2017 4757

UPDATE: Motorcyclist Injured Sunday along North Twin Bridge

by Nick Risley, SurfKY News

Market Report

Market Report brought to you by

Save