Photos from the Field: NCDA&CS facilities win safety awards

by | Jun 4, 2012

NCDA&CS employees were recognized for outstanding safety by Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry in Raleigh, June 1.

On Friday, department employees were recognized for outstanding workplace safety by the N.C. Department of Labor and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina at a safety award banquet held in Raleigh. Thirty area banquets are held across the state each year. This year, the department earned 20 percent of all awards received for the Raleigh area.

“We strive to maintain safe workplace environments for all our employees,” Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said. “We appreciate the efforts of our employees and look forward to having even more sites recognized next year.”

Since 1946, the Safety Award Program has recognized private and public firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain good safety records. The program now extends to more than 3,000 firms. About 2,000 awards are presented annually to organizations which have had no fatalities on site and have maintained an incidence rate at least 50 percent below the industry average.

In all, 36 sites within the department were recognized for outstanding safety. Of those, nine sites were honored for the third consecutive year: Beneficial Insects Lab, Border Belt Tobacco Research Station, Charlotte Farmers Market, Elkin Laboratory, Griffin Diagnostic Laboratory, Mountain Research Station, Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, Standards Laboratory and Western N.C. Farmers Market.

The following sites also were recognized during the event:

First Year – Silver Award

  • N.C. Forest Service District 1
  • N.C. Forest Service District 11
  • N.C. Forest Service Mountain Training Facility
  • N.C. Forest Service Nursery Program
  • N.C. Forest Service Region 2 Headquarters

First Year- Gold Award

  • Arden Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Food Distribution, Butner Warehouse
  • Food Distribution, Cherokee Warehouse
  • N.C. Forest Service Aviation Branch
  • N.C. Forest Service BRIDGE
  • N.C. Forest Service Central Office
  • N.C. Forest Service District 2
  • N.C. Forest Service Dupont State Forest
  • N.C. Forest Service Griffiths Forestry Center
  • N.C. Forest Service Region 1 Headquarters
  • N.C. Forest Service Region 3 Headquarters
  • Peanut Belt Research Station
  • Pesticide and Structural Pest Control Division
  • Piedmont Research Station
  • Plant Industry Support Operations
  • Soil and Water Division
  • Food and Drug Protection Division
  • Northeast Market Center
  • Tidewater Research Station

Second Consecutive Year

  • Food and Drug Protection Division
  • Northeast Market Center
  • Tidewater Research Station