Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Gap Inc. receives Governor's Safety and Health Award
HEBRON, Ky. (June 14, 2006) - Gap Inc., whose employees have worked more than 258,000 hours without a "lost-time" injury or illness at its national recovery center in Hebron, has been presented a 2006 Governor’s Safety and Health Award.
The award is given to employers and employees who together have achieved a specified streak of hours worked without a lost-time episode or who have gone one year without a recordable injury or illness.
The recovery center in Hebron is licensed to dispose of potentially hazardous personal care products, such as nail polish and perfume. Gap has monthly safety member meetings and monthly safety facility meetings with all associates.
Commissioner Philip Anderson of the Kentucky Department of Labor, an agency of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, presented the award to management and employees at a luncheon ceremony on June 6.
"One of the fundamental goals of our cabinet is to improve workplace safety, in keeping with Governor Ernie Fletcher’s belief that a healthy work force is indispensable to a healthy economy," Anderson said. "Gap shares that vision."