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Willmar Electric Service earns Safety Award

WILLMAR — The Minnesota Safety Council has awarded a Governor’s Safety Award to Willmar Electric Service for superior performance in workplace safety and health.

Willmar Electric Service was among 227 employers recognized at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

“An effective safety program reduces injuries and costs, maximizes productivity and builds morale,” said Carol Bufton, Minnesota Safety Council president. “Employers like Willmar Electric Service understand that protecting employees is not only the right thing to do. It’s also good business.”

Willmar Electric Service President David Chapin says, “Our company’s purpose statement is ‘People Making a Difference for People.’ That means putting the health and safety of our co-workers ahead of everything we do.”

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.

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.