The Division of Workers’ Compensation recognized Shelton & Shelton Plumbing, LP in Killeen and Texas Hydraulics, Inc. in Temple for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. The Division presented the companies with the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC’s) Lone Star Safety Program Award.
“I’m proud to award these Texas employers for their outstanding safety practices,” said Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan. “We think they will serve as models for other employers.”
Shelton & Shelton Plumbing, LP builds wastewater, storm, and sewer lines. The company is a first-time recipient of the Lone Star Safety Award, and is recognized for increasing safety inspections, maintaining employee and management training in identification of hazards, reinforcing the reporting of safety and health concerns, and increasing employee participation. Shelton & Shelton Plumbing also participates in DWC’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultation (OSHCON) Program, and was recently awarded its ninth Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation by DWC and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). SHARP recipients are exempt from certain OSHA inspections.
Work injuries can often be unpredictable accidents that occur in the work place. However, if the proper safety precautions and equipment are utilized, work accidents can be ultimately avoided. The Division of Workers’ Compensation has provided two safety awards to companies which ensure exemplary workplace safety programs. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.