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Affinity Risk Control Workshop

Representatives from GreenWood attended the recently held Affinity Insurance Risk management workshop to hone their safety skills and increase their knowledge base. Affinity Insurance, Ltd. emphasizes management of losses, claims, risk control events, and safety to ensure safe work environments. Through these type of learning events, GreenWood is able to apply this knowledge to complement our “Always Aware” safety recognition program. As a result, our project sites result in fewer incidents, lower operating costs, and better risk management. Safety always starts with you and employees that think safe…are safe!

GreenWood recently celebrated 5 million safe work hours at the West Virginia Operations (WVO) project in South Charleston, West Virginia.  This major milestone was accomplished from 17 years of continuous operations without a lost time event.

GreenWood hosted a cookout luncheon for over 225 attendees to recognize and help celebrate the achievements of the team.  GreenWood’s executive group was also on site to not only manage the grill, but to thank current and past employees as well as client representatives for their efforts in making this accomplishment possible.  Special recognition was given to 10 current employees who were part of the original team 17 years ago.

GreenWood first began work in West Virginia at a major client site in 2002 with 20 employees.  Over the past 17 years, the company’s presence in the area has grown to 6 ongoing client operations and nearly 200 employees.  WVO Area Business Manager Kenny Steen helped launch the first site in West Virginia and has been instrumental in providing a consistent focus on safety while delivering exceptional service and value to GreenWood clients.

“Accomplishments like this underscore why we emphasize safety in all aspects of our work,” states GreenWood Corporate Safety Director, Mike Simmons.  “By remaining ‘Always Aware’, employees are reminded every day to make safety a top priority by thinking, acting and performing safely at work and away from the office.  When we do that, we get to celebrate the results!”

GreenWood, Inc. was recently presented with the Lighthouse Beam Safety Award for achieving excellence in safety performance throughout their organization. The prestigious award is issued by McGriff Insurance Services. To qualify, a company must achieve outstanding overall safety performance based on criteria for a client’s workers’ compensation policy loss ratio, workers’ compensation experience modification (EMR), and BLS/DART/OSHA recordable incident rate. This marks the ninth consecutive year that GreenWood has met the stringent requirements encompassing the safety and health of employees at all project levels.

“GreenWood continues to achieve outstanding year over year safety results,” says Warren Blanchard, McGriff Insurance Services. “We are proud to recognize their exemplary performance and unwavering focus on safety.”

Mike Simmons, Corporate Director of Safety for GreenWood adds, “Safety is the most important aspect of our business. We emphasize this daily in every job we perform. This recognition from McGriff underscores our commitment to zero incidents and to maintaining the safest work environments possible.”

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