Onaga business honored by Lt. Governor for safety record

TOPEKA – A Pottawatomie County-based company is one of three that was recognized for their exceptional safety record.

Community HealthCare Systems of Onaga received an award from Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer at the 66th annual Industrial Safety and Health Conference. ISH is a division of the Kansas Department of Labor. Community HealthCare Systems is a member of the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program also known as SHARP.

According to a news release from the Department of Labor, CHS has gone over 1.5 million hours without a lost day injury. The business has locations in seven Kansas towns. Many of their facilities have been a part of SHARP since 2002 and currently, 13 of their sites participate.

Two other Kansas companies were also recognized by the Department of Labor for their records as well. Battenfeld-Cincinnati USA [American Maplan Corporation] is a supplier of materials for the production of PVC pipes in McPherson. East Kansas Agri-Energy is an ethanol plant located in Garnett.

The awards were presented at the ISH Conference that began today and runs through the 9th at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.

According to the Department of Labor, SHARP provides incentives and support to small, high-hazard employers to work with their employees to develop, implement and continuously improve the effectiveness of their workplace safety and health programs.

You can learn more about the SHARP program by visiting http://www.dol.ks.gov/Safety/SharpProgram.aspx.

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