US Water facility in Minnesota wins safety award

By U.S. Water | May 24, 2016

U.S. Water’s Cambridge, Minnesota, facility, the leading national provider of integrated solutions for water treatment, was awarded a Meritorious Achievement in Occupational Safety 2015 Governor’s Safety Award during the 2016 Minnesota Safety & Health Conference in Minneapolis.

The 2016 Minnesota Safety & Health Conference was organized by the Minnesota Safety Council, and took place at the Minneapolis Convention Center on May 5. David Provost, Cambridge plant manager, and Shae McClanahan, environmental health and safety specialist, accepted the award on behalf of U.S. Water’s Cambridge facility.

“This is just one outstanding example of U.S. Water’s commitment to safety as we focus to offer safe and environmentally sound solutions for our customers, employees, company, and communities. I’m very proud of our Cambridge team,” said Rob Marino, vice president of manufacturing and logistics. “They consistently lead the company in safety innovation, as many of our companywide programs were conceived and developed at this facility. Dave and his team continue to raise the bar with acceptance of this award.”

The Meritorious Achievement in Occupational Safety is awarded to organizations that receive a score of 50-74 on the safety program evaluation scorecard, and have a better than average Days Away Restricted Transferred rate for at least the past three years based on industry averages. The safety program evaluation scorecard rates the organization in 20 health and safety measures, which can be placed into four broad categories: responsibilities and accountabilities; identifying, controlling and analyzing hazards; incident investigation; and communication and training. DART rates come from the number of cases with days away from work, job transfer or restrictions due to injury or illness.