North Carolina Department of Correction News - May 1999

DOC wins 22 safety awards

Twenty-one prisons and Correction Enterprises’ administrative offices are being recognized for their commitment to safety in the workplace.

As part of its safety awards program, the N.C. Department of Labor selected the 22 DOC facilities as winners of the 1999 safety awards.

The safety awards program is open to firms with 10 or more full-time employees. To qualify for the 1999 awards, facilities must have had a perfect safety record during 1998 or an occupational injury and illness rate at least 50 percent below the state average for the company’s particular industry group with no fatalities.

"Maintaining a good work record requires constant attention and total commitment to safety," said Acting Secretary Joe Hamilton. "Companies that qualify for and receive a safety award place an emphasis on safety 12 months throughout the year. I congratulate the facilities who have been selected to receive this important award."

The following DOC facilities were selected to receive 1999 safety awards. The winners will attend local banquets recognizing their commitment to safety.

Alamance Correctional Center

Anson Correctional Center

Catawba Correctional Center

Cleveland Correctional Center

Correction Enterprises Administration

Franklin Correctional Center

Goldsboro Correctional Center

Henderson Correctional Center

Marion Correctional Institution

McCain Correctional Hospital

Nash Correctional Institution

Polk Youth Institution

Robeson Correctional Center

Rutherford Correctional Center

Sandhills Youth Center

Sanford Correctional Center

Scotland Correctional Center

Stanly Correctional Center

Umstead Correctional Center

Wilkes Correctional Center

Yadkin Correctional Center

Yancey Correctional Center u

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