Palm Bay Utilities Wins Gold At The United Safety Council Awards
(Palm Bay) - Palm Bay Utilities Department's commitment to safety was recognized for the 6th consecutive year at the United Safety Council's (USC) annual awards program held in Orlando on January 22, 2016. Palm Bay's water and wastewater utility received the Gold Corporate Safety Award for outstanding safety performance for 2015 in the small company category, which includes private and public companies from across the nation with 500 employees or less.
Each year USC recognizes companies that excel in the following areas: safety committee activity, senior management commitment, employee involvement, written safety and health programs, inspection programs, and mishap investigation. Palm Bay Utilities Department has been recognized by USC for six consecutive years, receiving a Silver Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as Gold Corporate Safety Awards for 2010 and 2011.
"Due to the participation from members of the Utilities Department in the Safety Program, and their commitment to continuous improvement, the Department progresses at a high level of safety," said Dan Roberts, Utilities Director.
The USC is a non-profit, non-governmental, safety and health training organization dedicated to improving quality of life. The organization is headquartered in Orlando and has become an international safety training agency working to promote safety in homes, on the road, in schools, businesses, and industrial facilities.
The Utilities Department has an Environmental Management System (EMS) - ISO Standard 14001:2004, known as GreenWay, which is certified by a third-party. The GreenWay program incorporates an extensive safety program for employees, which includes training and monthly awareness meetings to ensure continual focus and improvement of the work environment. In addition, the Utilities Department has integrated the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Z10:2012 safety management system requirements into its EMS which provides an additional level of awareness, training, and commitment to continuous improvement of employee safety.
For more information about the Palm Bay Utilities Department, please visit www.pbud.org or call (321) 952-3410.