RED WING, Minn. – March 5, 2015 – Capital Safety, the global leader in fall protection, will be recognized for superior performance in workplace safety and health at the Governor's Safety Awards luncheon on May 7, 2015 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Capital Safety is one of just 79 employers statewide to win the award at the prestigious Outstanding Achievement level.
According to Kevin Coplan, President of Capital Safety's North American organization, "In my 29+ years at Capital Safety we've never received an award of greater significance. Everyone from our founders to our newest employees will be proud. Special thanks once again to our Employee Health & Safety Committee as well as our Safety Leader, Bill Hamberg."
"Employers like Capital Safety know that safety isn't automatic," said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "It takes attention, dedication and continuous effort to protect their employees."
Since 1934, the annual Governor's Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry's national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.
The Governor's Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 81st Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries ("accidents").