Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Cardboard manufacturer Multicorr wins Governor's Safety and Health Award
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2005) – Multicorr Corp., whose employees have worked more than 250,000 hours without a “lost-time” injury or illness, today was presented a 2005 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.
Multicorr, which produces corrugated cardboard at its plant in the Jefferson Riverport, vigorously pursued workplace safety for its 50 employees after suffering its worst year for accidents and injuries in 2003.
Multicorr last had a lost-time incident on July 21, 2003. It also had 19 recordable injuries in 2003. But the number of recordable injuries was reduced to four, all deemed to be less than serious, in 2004. To date in 2005, Multicorr has experienced a single, less-than-serious recordable injury.
General Manager Phil Wenger and other company officials received the award today from Commissioner Philip Anderson of the Kentucky Department of Labor, an agency of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. Others attending included Louisville Metro Deputy Mayor Rick Johnstone.