LOUISVILLE, KY (May 5, 2014) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility industry, has received several prestigious awards for an outstanding record of employee safety from the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL). This is the third year in a row that Charah has been recognized by NCDOL for its safety record.
Charah’s landfill construction, operations and management project, located at Duke Energy’s Cliffside Steam Station in Shelby, North Carolina, received a Certificate of Safety Achievement on April 17, 2014. The company’s Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement, the state’s highest safety award, was presented by North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, in recognition of Charah’s outstanding safety and health efforts and the promotion of safe working conditions in 2013.
Charah’s landfill construction, operations and management project, located at Duke Energy’s Roxboro Steam Plant in Roxboro, North Carolina, also received a Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement on April 24, 2014, in recognition of Charah’s outstanding safety and health efforts and the promotion of safe working conditions in 2013. This is the third consecutive year in a row that Charah’s Roxboro operations have achieved this milestone.
This annual awards program, run by the NCDOL, recognizes companies that strive to excel in safety. Each year the state awards more than 1,500 certificates to companies around the state. In order to qualify for the Gold award, each company must have ten or more full time employees, must have had no lost time accidents and also must have achieved incident rates 50% below their SIC code.
“We are honored to receive these awards from the North Carolina Department of Labor in recognition of our commitment to safety,” said Charles Price, President and CEO of Charah. “Safety is our foremost priority and we are always exploring new ways to improve our worksites and our employees’ attention to safety. The Roxboro site is also well on its way to earning the “Million Man Hour” award with 412,938 hours to date since operations began in 2009 with no lost time injuries. Congratulations to all the Cliffside and Roxboro site personnel on receiving these important NCDOL awards.”
North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presents Charah’s Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement to Charah Cliffside employees (left to right): Keith Jackson, Ronnie Powell, TJ White, Shane Earls, Ed Cole, Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, David Skipper, Stephen Harwood, Marshall Bladen, and Chris Emory.
North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry presents Charah’s Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement to Charah Roxboro employees (left to right): Ronnie Bowles, Stan Bullock, Wayne Lyon, Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, Willie Woods, and Rob Long, Roxboro Site Manager. (Photo taken by Matthew Morris.)
About Charah, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include landfill construction, operations, management & closure; fly ash, bottom ash, Gypsum & FGD byproduct management; coal combustion product (CCP) sales & marketing; innovative products for the agricultural market; power plant support services including limestone supply, gypsum operations & wastewater treatment; ash pond conversion & closure; wet to dry fly ash conveyance and collection system conversion; ash pond management; Integrated Gasification Combine Cycle (IGCC) slag beneficiation and other innovative solutions. For more information, please visit www.charah.com.