Milk Specialties Global Earns Governor’s Safety Award
Milk Specialties Global will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the Governor’s Safety Awards ceremony on May 7th during the 85th annual Minnesota Safety & Health Conference at Mystic Lake Center. Milk Specialties Global is one of 41 employers to be honored through the program with the highest award, Award of Honor, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.
“Every day in Minnesota, about 100 workers get injured or ill to the point that they can’t go back to their job the next day,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Congratulations to Milk Specialties Global for their hard work to make sure their employees are not part of this statistic.”
“At Milk Specialties Global, one of our most important values is ‘Safety always comes first’.” Added David Lenzmeier, CEO. “We have active safety committees, safety behavior programs, specific plans to engage employees in safety, and continuous improvement programs to improve safety conditions. These efforts have resulted in great safety performance for our company. I am honored to share this achievement with our safety-driven employees.”
Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Winners are recognized at three levels:
- Meritorious Achievement (170 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
- Outstanding Achievement (83 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51%-90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
- Award of Honor (41 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.
Milk Specialties Global received an Award of Honor for exemplary workplace safety efforts in 2018.