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Maine Turnpike Authority Earns Safety Award from Maine Department of Labor

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January 28, 2019
Erin Courtney
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Erin Courtney
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ecourtney@maineturnpike.com


Maine Turnpike Authority Earns Safety Award from Maine Department of Labor

Maine Turnpike Authority Earns Safety Award from Maine Department of Labor

PORTLAND, Maine – On Thursday January 24th, the Maine Department of Labor (DOL) presented the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) with its prestigious Safety and Health Award for Public Employers (SHAPE). The SHAPE award recognizes public sector employers who are striving to provide a “safe and healthful” workplace. A well rounded Safety and Health Program achieves lower employee injuries and illnesses and provides for better employee morale and retention. According to Michael LaPlante, Program Manager at DOL’s Bureau of Labor Standards and Workplace Safety and Health Division, “the Turnpike Authority should be very proud of this accomplishment as only 90 SHAPE awards have been given since the award was conceived in 2005.” The award was presented by  DOL's Bureau of Labor Standards Workplace Safety and Health Division Director, Steven Greeley, to MTA Executive Director Peter Mills at the Authority's January board meeting.

The award is given after a thorough review that includes, a review of the employer’s OSHA log, a review of all Safety and Health policies, a review of the employer's procedures and programs, a review of the employer’s training programs, inspection of  all facilities, inspection of equipment and a review of the employer’s documentation and record keeping.

Peter Mills said, “This award is a credit to the employees who have worked so hard to make the MTA a safe place to work. The MTA has many facilities and equipment a long our 109 mile highway and for everything to be found to be in tip top shape is a reflection of the excellent employees on the Pike.”

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