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Smurfit-Stone Memphis Mill Recognized for Safety

Aug. 7, 2007 - Smurfit-Stone Container said that its corrugated container manufacturing facility in Memphis, TN, recently received the Tennessee Governor's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety in recognition of its safety achievements in 2005 and 2006.

The Governor's Award honors Tennessee employers and employees who achieve a required number of hours worked during a calendar year without workplace injuries serious enough to cause a lost-time or restricted-duty incident. The number of hours is based on the number of employees.

According to Smurfit-Stone, at the end of 2006, Memphis' 108 employees had completed 89 months without a recordable incident and 118 months without a lost-time accident. That's more than 419,000 man hours without a lost-time or restricted-duty incident. Smurfit-Stone's Memphis facility also earned the workplace safety award in 2002.

"The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Safety Awards Program is designed to recognize manufacturing and construction firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain a safe and healthful workplace," said Commissioner James G. Neeley. "By meeting the criteria for this award, Smurfit-Stone has shown an outstanding commitment to workplace safety and accident prevention."

SOURCE: Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.




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