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DAYTON, MINN. (May 7, 2019) – King Solutions will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards ceremony on May 8th. The event will take place at the 85th annual Minnesota Safety & Health Conference held at Mystic Lake Center. The company is one of 294 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.
“Every day in Minnesota, about 100 workers get injured or ill to the point that they can’t go back to their job the next day,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Congratulations to King Solutions for their hard work to make sure their employees are not part of this statistic.”
“Our team’s health and safety are top priorities at King Solutions. This award is a true honor for our entire organization,” said Michael Patterson, president and CEO of King Solutions.
Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.
Winners are recognized at three levels:
- Meritorious Achievement (170 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
- Outstanding Achievement (83 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51%-90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
- Award of Honor (41 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.
King Solutions received a Meritorious Achievement Award for exemplary workplace safety efforts in 2018, the second consecutive year the company received the honor.
The Governor’s Safety Awards recognition is part of the 85th annual Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and one of the largest gatherings of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries.
About King Solutions, Inc.
King Solutions is an asset-based 3PL provider of freight transportation management, retail project logistics, order fulfillment and warehousing services. Established in 1989, our organization is committed to a client-centric approach, creating tailored solutions through our powerful network of shipping resources, information services and dedicated employees. King Solutions is headquartered in the greater Minneapolis area with an additional Chicagoland location.