Media Contact: Allie Sonsthagen
Marketing Manager, Bassett Mechanical
KAUKAUNA, WI – Bassett Mechanical is proud to receive the 24th annual Wisconsin Safety Council Corporate Safety Award! Of the 85 applicants, only 12 companies were honored with this award and Bassett Mechanical is just one of three winners in the midsize construction (NAICS Code 23) category.
The Wisconsin Safety Council established this award program 24 years ago to honor companies who continue to prioritize safety in their business, maintain excellent safety records, and have worked hard to create a safe and healthy culture. The Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) states “these companies are making safety a top priority. They have gone to extensive measures to assure their most valuable asset- their employees- are safe on the job”. “The winners were chosen based on information they provided on their organization’s safety and health leadership, training, implementation programs, and employee participation. Their applications also included information on their safety accomplishments and goals,” WSC describes the selection process. A panel of 30 judges consisting of human resource, safety, and insurance professionals review and choose the final winners. Since Bassett Mechanical’s very beginning in 1936, they have worked hard to develop a culture focused on safety and is humbled to have been chosen to win this award for the third time.
“While we are more than honored to receive such an award, we don’t do it for the recognition,” states Bassett Mechanical President and CEO, Kim Bassett, “the reward is knowing that our associates go home to their families every night as safely as they arrived in the morning. Bassett Mechanical’s safety program strives to continuously improve and better protect associates through a collaborative approach. The associates take pride in improving their work environment and watching out for one another which in turn has helped to achieve their recent record of 3 million man-hours without lost time injury. “Our associates are our most valuable resource and we want to thank them for working safely every day” states Kim Bassett. “We look forward to many more years of achieving safety milestones, and most importantly many more years of healthy associates returning home safely to their families each and every day.”