Richland County Injury Prevention Team Would Like To Acknowledge And Thank Blue Rock Companies

During 2013 The Richland County Injury Prevention Team would like to recognize a local business each month that promotes responsible, safe and positive practices with their employees. The team believes that safety polices implemented in the workplace not only create a safe work environment but also help keep our community safe. Employees not only use these practices at work but take them home, which make them great role models in our community.

Blue Rock Companies implemented and has had in effect a Seat Belt Policy since 1987 and NO Cell Phone Use Policy for their employees for over 10 years. By implementing this policy they are not only keeping their employees safe so they can go home each night to their families but also return again to work…by keeping our community safe. With increased traffic on our roadways these two policies alone will keep their drivers safe and alert to other drivers who may be distracted.

Karen Olson Beenken shared with Richland County Injury Prevention Team: “The safety and health of our employees and the communities we serve are very important to us. We work hard to provide a strong backbone and a safe working environment for our employees. Seat belt use and safe cell phone use are two very easy ways to help people stay safe. We recognize people are human and make mistakes, but if we can help raise the level of consciousness by putting policies in place that prevent accidents, then our employees are safe and the communities are as well.”

The injury prevention team would like to applaud the efforts of Blue Rock Companies and their employees for caring about the safety of our community. By putting the policy into action they are encouraging good driving habits which in turn will be paid forward when their drivers model good driving practices to others who look to them as a role model.

Thank You Blue Rock For All You Do In Support Of Our Community.

If your business has, or if you know a business that has a Seat Belt Policy, a No Usage Cell Phone Policy or other policies that help make Richland County a safer place to enjoy life please contact Mary Friesz, Richland County Injury Prevention Specialist at the Richland County Health Department 433-2207. The Richland County Injury Prevention Team can also assist you in creating & implementing policies.


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