County College of Morris recently was notified that it will be receiving the Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Recognition Award for its outstanding safety and health record during calendar year 2011.
The award is presented by the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee in partnership with the New Jersey State Safety Council and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The recognition is awarded to both private and public employers for achieving a lost time accident rate of 3.0 or less. For 2011, CCM had a lost time rate of 0.4.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without the strong culture of safety that exists at the college,” noted Harvey Jackson, director of Public Safety.
“We are so grateful to have the support and cooperation of the entire college community in making CCM a safe place to work,” added Lora Lekos, CCM’s environmental health and safety coordinator. “Everybody’s participation is what has made this possible. It’s a group effort.”
The award will be presented to CCM at a recognition ceremony on Thursday, May 24, at Bethwood Restaurant in Totowa, starting at 6:30 p.m.