Lakehead Painting Company wins state safety awardThe Wisconsin Safety Council, the state’s leading provider of safety training and programming, and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will honor Lakehead Painting Company as one of 18 companies to win this year’s Wisconsin Corporate Safety award.
Madison – The Wisconsin Safety Council, the state’s leading provider of safety training and programming, and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will honor Lakehead Painting Company as one of 18 companies to win this year’s Wisconsin Corporate Safety award.
“We are proud to honor the deserving winning companies who work tirelessly to ensure safety remains a top priority, everyday” said Janie Ritter, director of the Wisconsin Safety Council. “The exhaustive efforts and determination of these companies to keep their employees safe at the workplace, as well as off the job, provides an example that all Wisconsin companies should strive to emulate.”
The winning companies provided details on their organization’s safety and health leadership, training and implementation programs, and employee participation. Their reports also included information on their safety accomplishments and goals. The applications were judged by an independent panel of 35 safety, health, and human resource professionals.
Lakehead is an industrial and commercial painting contractor that employs approximately 50 union employees and 5 management employees. The majority of Lakehead’s work is performed in the oil and gas industry with a focus on painting, abrasive blasting and fiber glassing of crude oil storage tanks.
“Lakehead Painting is excited and honored to receive such a prestigious safety award,” said Ryan Vieau, vice president at Lakehead Painting Company. “Our team of supervisors, foreman, and field crew have made an outstanding and conscious effort over the last several years to get our safety culture and safety program to the exceptional level it is at today. Receiving the Corporate Safety Award really validates their efforts and our entire crew should be proud of their accomplishments.”
The awards will be presented during the 71st Annual Wisconsin Safety and Health Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on April 23 and 24.
The Wisconsin Safety Council is an educational division of WMC, which is the state manufacturers’ association, and is the state chapter of the National Safety Council. Since 1923, WSC has been helping save the lives of Wisconsin workers and provides a network of more than 4,000 organizational members and professionals with training, certification, research, conference, resources, and community.
For more information, contact the Wisconsin Safety Council at (800) 236-3400 or visit www.wisafetycouncil.org.