Jiffy Steamer earns award
Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 9:26 pm
State Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis has announced Jiffy Steamer Company LLC has been chosen to receive the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program Award for the fifth consecutive year.
“Jiffy Steamer shows a continued dedication to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace,” said Kelly Parks, Occupational Health consultant for TOSHA, who presented the SHARP Award to the company at Jiffy Steamer’s facility at 4462 Ken-Tenn Highway in Union City. “We are pleased to honor this fine company for their notable safety record.”
The SHARP award is designed for employers with fewer than 250 workers in high-hazard industrial classifications and 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.
The program also allows employers to be removed from programmed compliance inspection lists for a period of 12 months.
The local Jiffy Steamer Company employs 36 people. The company has been a worldwide leader in steaming equipment since 1940. The company is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of garment steamers for personal, travel, industrial and professional use.
Jiffy Steamers are sold through its dealer network to 48 countries around the globe.
“Jiffy Steamer is proud to accept this safety award from the State of Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development,” Jiffy Steamer’s chief operating officer Clint Joiner said. “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.”