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Newport SI Group plant earns highest safety award

Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration?s Steven Hawkins, at left,
presents the Volunteer STAR Award to Newport SI Group plant Director of Operations
Jeff Prickett, and Mike Ponzio, at right, manager of environment, safety and security
at the plant.
Published: 8:09 AM, 09/19/2013 Last updated: 8:10 AM, 09/19/2013

Author: David Popiel
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

One of the highest safety achievements went to the Newport, Tennessee SI Group plant during a presentation ceremony on Tuesday in the Newport/Cocke County Industrial Park.

“SI Group is proud to announce that its manufacturing plant in Newport has been awarded the Volunteer STAR Award by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA),” said Jeff Prickett, director of Tennessee operations.

“To say that we are pleased with this designation is an understatement. This award is the culmination of the tremendous effort of everyone at our Tennessee facility and the company’s relentless pursuit of on-the-job safety and health standards,” he said.

To put the outstanding achievement into perspective, TOSHA Administrator Steven Hawkins said the Newport plant is only one of 38 Volunteer Star Safety Award (VSSA) recipients out of 162,000 Tennessee employers.

For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.

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