Exlar Corporation Earns Governor’s Safety Award

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Exlar business located in Chanhassen, MN will be recognized for superior performance in workplace safety and health at the Minnesota Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Exlar business located in Chanhassen, MN will be recognized for superior performance in workplace safety and health at the Minnesota Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Exlar is one of 267 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

“Employers like Exlar know that safety isn’t automatic,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “It takes attention, dedication, and continuous effort to protect their employees.”

“We have an ongoing responsibility and commitment to our employees, their families, and our community to provide a safe workplace every day. It is through the diligence and efforts of every employee that we are able to meet that goal” stated Jeff Faris, Exlar general manager.

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 (157 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 (79 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 (31 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.

Exlar received the Meritorious Achievement Award!

The Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 81st Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering 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 (“accidents”).

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