(Oct. 21, 2020) — Malco Products, SBC, was recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the Governor’s Safety Awards ceremony during the Minnesota/South Dakota Safety & Health Virtual Conference, Oct. 19-20.
Malco earned the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award in Occupational Safety, and is one of 262 employers to be honored through the 2020 awards program coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.
The annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance since 1934. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with national industry statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Malco, which has earned recognition through the program 12 times since 2004, received recognition for incident numbers that are better than the industry average, and for high scores on a rigorous safety program evaluation scale.
“We are proud to once again be recognized by the Minnesota Safety Council for our commitment to creating a safe, healthy and productive workplace for each of our employee-owners,” said Malco President and COO Mardon Quandt. “By manufacturing innovative, ergonomic tool designs, Malco is also committed to extending that safety culture to the customer.”
“It is a pleasure to recognize Malco Products, SBC, for their award and safety excellence,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Safety is about time and attention and diligence. We thank Malco for working hard to keep their employees safe.”
Malco is also proud to be certified through the Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP) for working with management and employees to develop safety and health programs that go beyond basic compliance with applicable OSHA standards for long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses.
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. Malco has been a member of the Council for over 29 years.