Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Multi Packaging Solutions in Louisville today to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the 278,279 production hours worked without a lost-time incident by employees.
“Congratulations to Multi Packaging Solutions on earning another Governor’s Safety and Health Award,” said Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “Working over 200,000 hours without a lost-time injury is a great accomplishment and I commend them for their dedication toward maintaining a safe environment for its workers. On behalf of Governor Bevin and the Labor Cabinet, it is my honor to recognize this achievement for the hard-working men and women at Multi Packaging Solutions.”
Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is a leading global provider of value-added print and packaging solutions to a diverse customer base across the healthcare, branded consumer, and multi-media end markets. MPS provides customers with an extensive array of print-based specialty packaging, including premium folding cartons, labels, inserts/leaflets, rigid packaging, tubes, and specialty packaging across a variety of substrates and finishes. Founded in 2005 and now employs approximately 9,000 people in North America, Asia and Europe. Approximately 181 employees work in Louisville.
“This is a great honor for our facility, and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the men and women working here,” John Gadd, Environmental, Health & Safety Supervisor. “Our team members do a great job and do it safely.”
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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