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Safety Gold: NCDOL awards FRC East for safety achievements

KINSTON, N.C. — Fleet Readiness Center East Compliance Officer Amy Morgan and Executive Officer Capt. Mark Nieto stand with North Carolina Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry after receiving the NCDOL Gold Award for the first time in the organization's history during a ceremonial luncheon June 13.

KINSTON, N.C. — Fleet Readiness Center East Compliance Officer Amy Morgan and Executive Officer Capt. Mark Nieto stand with North Carolina Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry after receiving the NCDOL Gold Award for the first time in the organization's history during a ceremonial luncheon June 13.

Jun 18, 2018

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Labor presented Fleet Readiness Center East the Gold and Million Hour Safety Awards for its organizational achievements in safety at an annual awards ceremony in Kinston June 13.

The largest industrial employer east of Interstate 95 received the honors for maintaining its days away, restricted or transferred, or DART, rate at least 50 percent below the industry standard and also for accumulating 3,000,000 employee work hours with no injuries or illnesses involving days away from work for the period from Aug. 19, 2017 through Feb. 25, 2018.

“It’s great for the workforce to see that our safety record matters to the state of N.C. and that we received recognition for all the hard work that has gone into making this happen,” said FRC East Compliance Officer Amy Morgan.

According to Morgan, this accomplishment is the first for the organization from NCDOL, as it was the first time in the organization’s history that its metrics qualified for application to be considered for the honor.

To qualify for the annual safety award, a business must have no fatalities during the calendar year at the site or location for which the award is submitted, and must have maintained an incidence rate of at least 50 percent below the average for its particular industry group. The Gold Award is based on the DART rate, which includes cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer.

FRC East was one among 22 firms recognized with the Gold Award.

Million Hour Safety awards are given to firms that accumulate one million employee work hours with no injuries or illnesses involving days away from work. Subsequent awards are given for each additional one million employee work hours with no injuries or illnesses.

FRC East was one of only three, of the more than 50 business unit locations from eastern N.C. represented at the luncheon, that was awarded the Million Hour Safety Award plaque. It was subsequently awarded a second plaque for its accomplishment of accruing more than three million hours with no lost time accidents.

Morgan credits the corporate achievement to the command’s constant efforts of communicating its safety requirements, implementation of mandatory personal protective equipment wearing policies and for instituting operational risk management practices.

The NCDOL Commissioner Cherie Berry was present at the ceremonial luncheon in Kinston to honor the businesses, and personally presented each award. The event is one of 30 that NCDOL will hold across the state to recognize such outstanding safety achievements.

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