Frankfort, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2016) – Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Charah Inc. in Louisville today to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 405,705 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness at LG&E’s Mill Creek Station in Louisville.
“It is my privilege to present Charah in Louisville with its first Governor’s Safety and Health Award,” said Dep. Sec. Nemes. “Charah has built a culture that prioritizes workplace safety, and this Award distinguishes this effort. Working this many hours without a significant injury is a great achievement, and on behalf of Governor Bevin, I thank you for your hard work and dedication toward maintaining a safe working environment.”
Founded in 1987 and based in Louisville, Charah, Inc. is the largest privately-held provider of coal combustion product (CCP) management, CCP sales and marketing, and power plant support services for the coal-fired power generation industry. With over 650 employees across the nation including over 100 in the Louisville area, Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity.
“We are honored to receive this award from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet in recognition of our commitment to safety,” said Charles Price, President and CEO of Charah. “Safety is more than a priority at Charah – it is a way of life. We are always exploring new ways to improve our worksites and our employees’ attention to safety. Congratulations to the Charah team at Mill Creek for receiving this important recognition.”
“I am proud to offer my congratulations to the dedicated men and women at Charah, Inc. in Louisville for their drive to provide a safe and healthy working environment,” said State Senator Paul Hornback. “This award is well-deserved and I applaud the company for its continual commitment to the protection and well-being of its employees.”
State Representative Jerry T. Miller also praised Charah Inc. on the accomplishment.
“I want to congratulate Charah on the success of receiving the Governor’s Safety and Health Award,” Rep. Miller said. “Charah has worked tirelessly to ensure a safe environment for their employees, but it is those very employees that make this recognition possible. This is yet another example of the dedicated workforce we have right here in Louisville. I want to thank Charah for their continued commitment to a safe and healthy work environment, and I look forward to further accomplishments from them in the future.”
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.
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