Pennsylvania Gov. Schweiker Administration Presents Governor´s Safety Award To Hazleton Pumps Inc. and Workers
HAZLETON, Pa., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of Pennsylvania Gov. MarkSchweiker, Labor and Industry Deputy Secretary Robert
Moore today presented the Governor's Award for Safety Excellence
to Hazleton Pumps Inc. and its 180 employees.
The Governor's Award for Safety Excellence is a key element of the
PENNSAFE -- Pennsylvania Safety First -- workplace-safety program. This
effort recognizes successful workplace-safety programs through the Governor's
The joint worker-management safety committee at Hazleton Pumps Inc. meets
on a monthly basis, and concentrates on injury investigations, safety training
and audits of workspaces.
Workers' compensation savings have been used to enhance safety throughout
the plant. Improvements include the installation of a state-of-the-art sand
mixer that greatly reduces quartz silica exposure for workers, a closed-loop
system for the tocco furnaces, and a compaction table that reduces the
possibility of hand and arm injuries.
The company's Voluntary Protection Program team holds quarterly cookouts
for all employees. Smoke detectors and batteries are provided to all
employees, and tokens of appreciation are given to workers during National
Safety Month in June.
Hazleton Pumps was founded in 1916 and has grown to become a leader in
centrifugal pump design and manufacture. Pumps manufactured by Hazleton Pumps
are now installed in all major industries in the United States and in 35 other
Source: The Weir Group PLC