U.S. Water's Cambridge, Minnesota facility was awarded the 2018 Meritorious Achievement in Occupational Safety Governor's Safety Award during the 2019 Minnesota Safety & Health Conference held in Prior Lake, Minnesota on May 8th, 2019. U.S. Water continues to be recognized as one of the leading national providers of integrated solutions for water treatment. The company’s integrated approach combines chemical, equipment, engineering and service to provide environmentally sound solutions that improve water and energy use while optimizing system efficiencies.
“We are honored to receive this award, as it is a direct representation of safety as our core value. Congratulations to our Cambridge facility for leading by example.” said Shekhar Nanivadekar, Chief Operating Officer. “Employees are the most important asset to any organization and we will continue to make safety a priority for our employees, our customers, and the environment.”
The Meritorious Achievement in Occupational Safety is awarded to organizations that receive a score of 50-74 on the Safety Program Evaluation Scorecard and have an above average Days Away Restricted Transferred (DART) rate for at least the past three years based on industry averages. The Safety Program Evaluation Scorecard rates the organization in 20 health and safety measures, which can be placed into four broad classifications: Responsibilities and Accountabilities; Identifying, Controlling and Analyzing Hazards; Incident Investigation; and Communication and Training. DART rates come from the number of cases with days away from work, job transfer or restrictions due to injury or illness.
Kevin Kitchen, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager and Elizabeth Lachowitzer, Environmental, Health and Safety Systems Administrator accepted the Governor's Safety Award on behalf of the Cambridge facility on May 8, 2019 in Prior Lake, MN.