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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. has been recognized with the Affinity Insurance Risk Control Bronze Award for success in safety and claims management.  The Bronze level award is reserved only for companies in the top 3% of all member companies.

A comprehensive risk control survey and audit performed by independent risk management safety professionals was required for GreenWood to qualify for the award.  Affinity Insurance, Ltd. annually recognizes those members that are successful in managing losses, actively participating in risk control events, and demonstrating a commitment to safety throughout their organization.

GreenWood Safety Directory Mike Simmons states, “Receiving this award from Affinity Insurance is a direct reflection of our team commitment to safety.  We recognize that a safe work environment results in fewer incidents, lower operating costs, and better risk management.”

The GreenWood team at the Durham, North Carolina project has earned the North Carolina Department of Labor’s (NCDOL) Gold Safety Award for the second straight year. This award is given to recognize an exceptional safety record and the Gold Award level is based on the DART (“days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer”) rate.  The team was recognized and presented their award at the state NCDOL banquet.

The NCDOL Safety Awards Program recognizes companies that achieve and maintain superior safety records through accident prevention and by promoting safety in the workplace. Great work and congratulations to the entire Durham team for this outstanding accomplishment!

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