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June 16, 2021

Local businesses earn labor awards

The N.C. Department of Labor honored area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet in Concord June 11.

The awards honor outstanding on-the-job safety achievements of each company during 2014. Recipients are located in Charlotte, Concord, Granite Quarry, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Mount Pleasant and Salisbury.

Under program rules, companies must have been free of fatal accidents at the site for which the award is given to be eligible. The gold award criteria are based on a DART rate that is at least 50 percent below the statewide rate for its industry. The rate 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. The applicant must attain an incidence rate for cases with days away from work that is at least 50 percent below the rate for its industry.

Silver Awards — rate of days away from work must be at least 50 percent below the industry average.

First Year winners:

Cabarrus County, Finance Department

Cabarrus County, Sheriff’s Department

Carolinas Health Care, Carolinas Rehabilitation, NorthEast

City of Kannapolis, Fire Department

City of Kannapolis, Police Department

Rowan Vocational Opportunities Inc.

Stanley Black & Decker, Kannapolis Distribution Center

Second Consecutive Year

Cabarrus County, Active Living, Parks

Water & Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County, Rocky River Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

Third Consecutive Year

Trinity Oaks

Fourth Consecutive Year

Gold Awards — rate of days away from work, job transfer or restriction must be at least 50 percent below the industry average.

First Year

Cabarrus County, Planning & Development

City of Kannapolis, Water Treatment Plant

Granite Knitwear Inc.

Sonoco Recycling, Salisbury

Southeastern Packaging Co.

Second Consecutive Year

Cabarrus County, Communications & Outreach

Cabarrus County, Tax Administration

Carolinas Healthcare, Urgent Care, Cabarrus

Carolinas Healthcare, Urgent Care, Salisbury

Chandler Concrete Co. Inc., Salisbury Ready Mix Plant #114

City of Kannapolis, City Administration

City of Kannapolis, Customer Service Center

Delta Apparel, Funtees Division

Perdue Foods, LLC

Third Consecutive Year

Cabarrus County, Library Systems

Concrete Supply Co., Salisbury Plant

Henkel Corp., Salisbury

McKenzie Sports Products Inc.

Novant Health, Kannapolis Logistics Center

Tuscarora Yarns Inc., Corporate Office

Fourth Consecutive Year

Cabarrus County, Information Technology Services

Fifth Consecutive Year

Chandler Concrete Co. Inc., Salisbury Building Supply #115

Sixth Consecutive Year

Water & Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County, Administrative Office

Water & Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County, Lake Don T. Howell Reservoir

Water & Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County, Muddy Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

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