Kingsport, TN, November 16, 2020 – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner, Burns Phillips, announced that T E C Industrial was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.
“T E C has demonstrated a strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace”, said David Blessman, TOSHA VPP Manager. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”
Greg Boehling, President & CEO of T E C Industrial, had this to say upon receiving the award, “We are very proud to receive this esteemed award. The Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety is one of the highest honors a company can receive in the State of Tennessee. It is a real testament to our employee’s commitment to working safely, embracing our culture and believing that workplace injuries are all preventable.”
The Governor’s Award of Excellence honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work. The company also maintains injury and illness rates below the national average for their specific industry. The number of hours required to receive the recognition is based on the size of the company.”
T E C Industrial Maintenance & Construction is an industrial construction and maintenance operations contractor. For this award period, the company qualified for the Governor’s Award by working more than 959,317 hours without a lost-time workplace injury or illness. The company also achieved 17 million hours without an injury and illness on Oct 25th.