Recent industrial accidents like the West Texas plant explosion are a constant reminder of just how important occupational safety is. In light of these tragedies, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation awarded two Texas companies for their outstanding occupational safety and health programs. CFAN and BeautiControl both received the Peer Review Safety Program Award at the Texas Safety Summit. The Summit, which took place in Austin, is an annual affair that features a variety of speakers, highlighting valuable information on health and safety issues.
Anyone hoping to learn a bit more about occupational safety was welcome to attend.
Health and safety procedures are a must for any company, so what exactly made CFAN and BeautiControl stand out against the crowd?
CFAN, a company which makes turbine fan blades, has been a recipient of this award three times already and is no stranger to excellent occupational safety. The ‘fan’tastic company is home to 586 employees, all who take the companies’ safety very seriously. Their high levels of participation in safety programs have earned them this award. BeautiControl, a cosmetic company, received this award for the first time due to their commitment in maintaining a safe workplace for all 130 employees.
With the month of May nearly coming to a close, Texas’ Occupational Safety and Heath Month closes as well. But safety and health procedures are not to be forgotten.
Rick Perry officially made May of 2013 the month of Texas work safety awareness. He announced earlier this month dramatic changes to employer safety regulations and guidelines in Texas that would make the lone star state a safer place to work. Texas is currently the most deadly state to work in according to the CDC. Hopefully Perry’s decision to recognize occupational safety as an issue in Texas will lead to legislation and further the state’s success in providing safe work conditions.