Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis announced Wednesday that DTR Tennessee, Inc., has received the Governor's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.
"DTR Tennessee has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," Davis said in a news release.
The release explains that the Governor's Award of Excellence honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict normal job activities.
The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.
This is the first year that DTR Tennessee has qualified for and received the Governor's Safety Award, which will add to the company's total of four years in a row of being recognized for its Safety Program by the State of Tennessee.
DTR Tennessee has received what is designated as the Commissioner's Award the last three years.
DTR Tennessee Inc. has 830 employees.
The Midway-based company qualified for the Governor's Safety Award by working more than one million hours without a lost time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness.
DTR's injury-free record dates back to June 2011 and includes more than 7,785,429 hours since the last lost-time injury in 2007.
"We are extremely pleased to receive this prestigious award from the State of Tennessee. It represents the total commitment and the hard work of all our associates to work safely on a daily basis for themselves and their families," said Tetsu Matsui, President and COO of DTR Tennessee, Inc.
Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration Administrator Steve Hawkins presented the Governor's Award of Excellence on Wednesday at the closing session of the Tennessee Safety and Health Congress in Nashville.