UNC Pembroke earns state safety award

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has been recognized by the N.C. Department of Labor for achieving and maintain outstanding safety records.

UNCP earned the Gold Award during the 2018 N.C. Department of Labor Safety Awards Program ceremony. The program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and promote safety in the workplace.

To qualify for the annual safety award, a business or organization must have no fatalities during the calendar year at the site.

The gold award criteria are based on achieving a rate of days away from work, job transfer or restriction that is at least 50 percent below the industry rate. The data for UNCP was compiled by the Environmental Health and Safety Office.

“The goal of the Safety Awards Program is to recognize companies that go the extra mile to promote safety and health in the workplace,” Cherie Berry, N.C. Labor Commissioner, said in a statement.

“North Carolina’s safety record has continued to improve in recent years. These achievements are due in part to your company and others that participate in our Safety Awards Program.”