The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council awarded the Pella® Windows and Doors manufacturing team in Pella, Iowa, with the Gold Incident Rate Excellence award during its 60th Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo in Coralville, Iowa, April 10-11.
The Gold Award is the highest honor an organization can earn from the council for outstanding achievement in accident prevention.
“Team members at our Pella, Iowa, site know that safety is our No. 1 workplace priority,” said Don Argo, Pella’s environmental and safety engineer. “We believe there is nothing more important than our team members returning home safely from work to their families and friends.”
The Pella, Iowa, operations team earned the award for promoting active safety programs and preventing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injuries. To qualify for the award, applicants had to demonstrate an incident rate lower than the national average for their specific industry.
As a chapter of the National Safety Council (NSC), the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The Council strives to persuade society to embrace effective safety, health, and environmental practices in the workplace, on the roadways, and in our homes and communities.