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2006 Media Releases


Date:
June 8, 2006
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Bill Kostner, Risk Management, 441-6009


CITY’S SAFETY PROGRAM RECOGNIZED

The City of Lincoln received an Award of Honor with Distinction from the National Safety Council May 18 for superior achievement in its workplace safety program. City Risk Manager Bill Kostner said the award is a strong indication that the City’s safety programs are working and that employees are benefitting from a commitment to these programs.

“Safety is every employee’s responsibility,” said Mayor Coleen J. Seng. “By working together, we can prevent the needless injuries and accidents that result from unsafe acts and conditions.”

The City has received the award eight consecutive years. Kostner said the award is based on workplace safety efforts over the past year, including injury history reports; training; the adoption of Class II safety vests for employees working in or near traffic; a review of employee injuries at the departmental level; and the adoption of a special work permit for those doing cutting, welding or soldering activities.

For additional information regarding workplace safety, visit the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: risk).


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