Area businesses recognized for safety achievements

The North Carolina Department of Labor recognized area employers and employees at the agency's annual safety awards banquet held on Thursday, April 20, at the Pitt County Council on Aging in Greenville.  The awards honor outstanding on-the-job safety achievements of each recipient during 2022.  Recipients recognized during the event are located in Pitt and surrounding counties.

Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson delivered the keynote address during the banquet hosted by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

The NCDOL's Safety Awards Program recognizes private and public firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain good safety records.  To qualify for an annual safety award, a company must have no fatalities during the calendar year at the site or location for which the award was given and have maintained an incident rate at least 50-percent below the average for its particular industry group.

The Gold Award is based on the days away, restricted, transferred (DART) rate, which includes cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer.  The Silver Award is based only on cases with days away from work.  They are recorded when the worker misses at least one full day of work, not including the day of the injury.  Million Hour safety awards are given to firms which accumulate one million employee hours with no injuries or illnesses involving days away from work.  Subsequent awards are given for each additional one million employee hours with no injuries or illnesses.

Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce members who were recognized during the event include:

Silver Awards
Criteria: Rate of days away from work must be at least 50% below the industry average.

First Year
City of Greenville - Recreation & Parks
Nutrien - Maintenance, Central Department
Pitt County Public Health

Second Year
Coastal AgroBusiness Inc

Fourth Consecutive Year
Pitt County Social Services

Fifth Consecutive Year
Pitt County Detention Center

Gold Awards
Criteria: Rate of days away from work, job transfer or restriction must be at least 50% below the industry average.

First Year
Pitt County - Emergency Management, Buildings & Grounds, Solid Waste
Nutrien - Phosphoric Acid, AHF Department
Farrios & Sons, Inc.
Patheon Manufacturing Services LLC
City of Greenville - Sheppard Memorial Library, Engineering Department
Eastern Carolina Vocational Center - Materials Recovery Facility, Janitorial Services

Second Consecutive Year
Eastern Carolina Vocational Center - Greene Street Site
Nutrien - Purified Acid Plant, Shipping, Liquids
Greenville Utilities Commission - Administration, Administration Building, IT Department, Finance Department, Meter Department
Cypress Glen Retirement Community

Third Consecutive Year
Pitt County Animal Control
City of Greenville - Administrative Offices
Nutrien - Mine Services, Maintenance Mining
Hyster-Yale Group Inc - Greenville Campus
Greenville Utilities Commission - Express Office

Fourth Consecutive Year
Nutrien - Product Disribution

Fifth Consecutive Year
Pitt County General Government

Sixth Consecutive Year
Greenville Utilities Commission - Water Treatment Plant
Nutrien - IT Department

Eighth Consecutive Year
Nutrien - Mill Department, Sulfuric Acid

Ninth Consecutive Year
Nutrien - Environment Affairs Department, Prestripping Department

Tenth Consecutive Year
Greenville Utilities Commission - Customer Relations Department
Nutrien - Shipping Solids

Eleventh Consecutive Year
Nutrien - Mine

Sixteenth Consecutive Year
Greenville Utilities Commission - Wastewater Treatment Plant

Twenty-Sixth Consecutive Year
Nutrien - Health & Safety Department, HR Department, Materials Department, Accounting, Administration  Public Affairs

Million-Hour Awards
1 Million Hours, Or Multiples Thereof, With No Lost Time Accidents

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.




Hyster-Yale Group Inc. receives a gold safety award for the second consecutive year during the N.C. Department of Labor's Annual Safety Awards Banquet on April 20, 2023.
WIMCO Corporation
Cypress Glen Retirement Community
City of Greenville
Coastal AgroBusiness Inc
Eastern Carolina Vocational Center
Farrior & Sons, Inc.
Pitt County