BY NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
City of Roxboro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mid-State Safety Council Wins
Raleigh, NC, May 19, 2004
The Mid-State Safety Council is working hard to make safety and OSHA training available to small to medium size employers who may not otherwise be able to provide this vital training for their employees. And for their efforts, the Council was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Cup Award for outstanding council of the year. The award was presented to Council Board members during the recent Statewide Safety Conference in Greensboro.
According to Dennis Parnell, Director, Safety Education with the North Carolina Industrial Commission, “Mid-State Safety Council put action to the term ‘thinking out of the box’ with beginning the Regional Mini Workshops, providing safety education training to the small employer. Their efforts are reaching employees who would normally fall through the cracks in their safety awareness.”
The North Carolina Industrial Commission Safety Department sponsors eight regional safety councils that serve the one hundred counties of North Carolina. Each council plans and presents programs that assist industry in achieving successful safety, health and accident prevention programs.
The Mid-State Safety Council, organized in 1935, has developed an ongoing program to help reduce the loss of North Carolina’s vital human and economic resources by providing low cost or even FREE safety and OSHA training. The Council serves Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Orange, Person, Vance, Warren, and Wake counties. The Council Board of Directors is made up of safety and insurance professionals from area businesses that volunteer their time for this important cause.
For information about how to join the Council or to take advantage of the many safety training opportunities the council provides, employers can visit the website at www.comp.state.nc.us/ncic/pages/msscpage.htm
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WENDY S.P. MOORE
Safety & Health Council of NC