Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Raytheon Company in Louisville today to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 1,384,573 production hours without a lost-time incident.
“Congratulations to Raytheon Company on achieving another Governor’s Health and Safety Award,” said Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “Working over 1,000,000 hours without a lost time incident is a great accomplishment and I commend Raytheon on their dedication to keeping their workers safe. On behalf of Governor Bevin and all of us at the Labor Cabinet, thank you for all of your hard work and commitment to workplace safety.”
Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon employs 63,000 employees worldwide with their local Louisville branch now employing 330 employees.
“Our entire Raytheon team in Louisville is honored to receive this award,” said Raytheon Louisville Site Executive Ken Gyure. “Maintaining a safe work environment is a priority for us all and we will never become complacent when it comes to keeping our people safe.”
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.
According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Kentucky employers reported the lowest incident rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the state’s history.
Based on a mathematical calculation that describes the number of recordable incidents per 100 full-time employees, Kentucky’s rate improved from 3.8 in 2014 to 3.7 in 2015 – reflecting the most recent data available. This rate has steadily declined since it was first calculated in 1996, when a rate of 8.4 was reported.
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