Freezer Warehouse awarded for safety

The Minnesota Safety Council has awarded a Governor’s Safety Award to Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company for superior performance in workplace safety and health.

Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company is one of 168 employers who will be recognized at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon at the Minneapolis Convention Center on May 13.

“An effective safety program reduces injuries and costs, maximizes productivity and builds morale,” said Carol Bufton, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Employers like Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company understand that safety is good business, now more than ever.”

“This is very important to us that our employees have a safe environment to work in, and that we remain committed to seeing that safety has a high priority in our daily operation,” said Thomas Newell, president of Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company.

Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with state and national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels, and Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company received an Award of Honor, the highest of the three, and was one of 42 Minnesota businesses to receive the honor.

Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance.

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