Unilin facility recognized for safety record

Home News Unilin facility recognized for safety record

Thomasville, N.C. – Unilin Flooring’s Cloninger Road facility here was recently recertified by the North Carolina Department of Labor as a participant in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

The program recognizes companies for a commitment to the safety and health of their employees.

Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry presented Unilin officials with the SHARP flag and certificate at a ceremony at its Thomasville facility on April 9. Berry also presented company officials with a 1 Million Hour Award. The facility achieved 1 million hours without a lost-time workplace accident from Aug. 22, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2013.

The SHARP Award is designed for small to mid-size businesses. Companies that qualify for the award show that they have developed and maintained good safety programs for workers. To qualify for the program, injury and illness rates for the site must be below the national average for the industry, and NCDOL safety and health consultants must complete an assessment of the workplace. There are 136 general industry sites in the program throughout North Carolina, including three in Davidson County.

“We are really proud of our employees at this facility,” said Jennifer Teague, employee health and safety manager. “They have had a huge culture shift towards working safely over the last eight years. Now we are going to challenge our other locations to achieve the SHARP award.”

Must Read

Mohawk listed in Training’s Top 125 for 14th year

Calhoun, Ga.—Training magazine has once again identified Mohawk as one of the flooring industry’s top learning and development organizations. Mohawk ranked 38th on the publication’s...

Eduardo Martinez awarded Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship

Aliquippa, Pa.—Eduardo Martinez has received the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship. Martinez is a project manager with Martinez Carpet Installations....

W.J. Grosvenor & Co. hires new director of sales

W.J. Grosvenor & Co., a leading distributor in New England, has tapped Mark Parets as the company’s new director of sales. Parets has more than...

Taylor Adhesives launches new app

Dalton—As part of Taylor Adhesives’ promise to be “with you every step,” the brand has introduced an app that is now available for free...

American Olean entices designers, homeowners with new collections

Dallas—American Olean has launched two new tile collections—each bringing the latest trends to life through Reveal Imaging, an advanced technology that allows porcelain tile to emulate the...

Mannington presents first ‘Heart of Mannington’ awards

Salem, N.J.—Mannington recently presented its first Buffy Campbell Heart of Mannington Award to two deserving recipients: Sandy Tyson and Jackie Zemaitis. The award is...