Wisconsin Safety Council: West Milwaukee and Madison facilities among 15 companies to win award

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Two GE Healthcare locations honored at Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards Dinner

Wisconsin Dells – The Wisconsin Safety Council, the state’s leading provider of safety training and programming, and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development honored GE Healthcare’s Electric Avenue and Madison facilities as two of 15 companies to win this year’s Wisconsin Corporate Safety award on Tuesday night.

“We are pleased to honor these companies for leading the way in safety best practices,” said Janie Ritter, director of the Wisconsin Safety Council. “The strength of this year’s applications is a testament to the many quality companies that make Wisconsin home, and exemplify their focus on keeping their employees safe and healthy.”

The winning companies provided details on their organization’s safety and health leadership, training and implementation programs, and employee participation. Their reports also include information on their safety accomplishments and goals. The applications were judged by an independent panel of 39 safety, health, and human resource professionals.

“Receiving WMC’s recognition for corporate health and safety is an honor for GE Healthcare. GE’s health and safety programs operate with real rigor and at a high level because of our people and a culture that emphasizes employee input and involvement,” said Steve Decker, environmental, health and safety manager at GE Healthcare. “GE employee involvement programs are critical to the continuing success of operating in a safe and environmentally conscious environment.”

The Wisconsin Safety Council also honored Tom Ordens, retired from Sentry Insurance, with a Lifetime Achievement in Safety Award, and inducted Jim Leef, president of ITU, Inc. in New Berlin, into the Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame.

This awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the 69th Annual Wisconsin Safety and Health Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.

The Wisconsin Safety Council is an educational division of WMC, which is the state manufacturers’ association, and is the state chapter of the National Safety Council. Since 1923, WSC has been helping save the lives of Wisconsin workers and provides a network of more than 4,000 organizational members and professionals with training, certification, research, conference, resources, and community.

For more information, contact the Wisconsin Safety Council at (800) 236-3400 or visit http://www.wisafetycouncil.org.