King Arthur Flour Recognized for Outstanding Workplace Safety
Employee-owned Company Receives Award from Vermont Governor Shumlin
Norwich, Vermont – May 16, 2011 – America's oldest flour company has been honored with the Vermont Governor's Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety in the Large Business category. King Arthur Flour was presented the award by Governor Peter Shumlin at the annual Vermont Workplace Safety Conference on May 12 in Burlington.
"A commitment to workplace safety not only protects employees, but allows the business community to reap the benefits of reduced costs," cites a statement from the governor's office. "Typically companies that maintain a safe workplace experience lower costs for workers' compensation and medical issues, increased productivity and employee morale, and the ability to market their business more successfully in the global market.
This is the 9th year a Vermont employer has been recognized for promoting and utilizing an effective workplace safety plan within its facilities.
"I am proud of our safety team's accomplishments as we work toward constant improvement to protect our most valuable assets – our employees," says King Arthur Flour Safety Coordinator Joe Dube Jr. "With our written safety program including everything from hair nets to proper footwear, we literally cover our employees from head to toe!"
The Governor's Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Safety & Health Council, and the Vermont Small Business Development Center.
About King Arthur Flour
King Arthur Flour is America's oldest flour company and premier baking resource, offering ingredients and inspiration to bakers everywhere since 1790. The company's high-quality flour is available in supermarkets nationwide. More than 3,500 tested and trusted baking tools, ingredients, and recipes are available online at kingarthurflour.com. Headquartered in Norwich, Vermont, King Arthur Flour became 100% employee-owned in 2004, a founding B (Beneficial) Corporation in 2007, and sponsor of 1% for the Planet in 2014.