Jiffy Steamer earns safety award
Posted: Monday, September 6, 2010 9:23 am
The Messenger 09.06.10
Jiffy Steamer Company LLC of Union City has been chosen for the fourth consecutive year to receive the SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) award.
Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced the award, which was given this summer at the Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress in Nashville.
“Jiffy Steamer has the remarkable distinction of being in business since 1940,” Neeley said. “We are pleased to honor this fine company for their notable safety record.”
Jiffy Steamer Company is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of garment steamers for personal and professional use.
“Jiffy Steamer is proud to accept this safety award from Commissioner Neeley and the State of Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development,” said Clint Joiner, chief operating officer for Jiffy Steamer Company LLC.
“As a family-owned and operated company, we have a strong commitment to provide a safe working environment for our associates. We thank the department for recognizing our unwavering pledge to workplace safety.”
“As an employee, it is nice to work for a company that places a top priority on safety and a company where continuous improvement is always encouraged,” said Billy Williams Jr., safety manager for Jiffy Steamer Company.
The SHARP award, designed for Tennessee employers with fewer than 250 workers in high-hazard industrial classifications, is one of the state’s highest honors for workplace safety and health.
The main incentive for participation in the SHARP award program is the desire by employers to promote a safe and healthy workplace, a program spokesman said.
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