Severn Trent Services has been awarded the R.B. “Bob” Batchelor Memorial Safety Program Award from the Texas Water Utilities Association (TWUA). In order to be considered for the Safety Program Award, nominees must be able to demonstrate a reduction in the number of lost time accident or injury cases from the previous year.
The TWUA’s R. B. “Bob” Batchelor Memorial Safety Program Award recognizes a water utility, or a particular department, division, or portion of a water utility that has an exceptional safety program, or which demonstrates significant improvement in its safety program for its employees over prior years. The recipient may be a municipality, special district, water supply corporation, privately owned utility or any other privately or publicly owned entity that provides water or wastewater service to the citizens of Texas.
The R.B. Batchelor Memorial Safety Program Award validates the effort put forth by Severn Trent Services to instill a culture of safety throughout our company,” said Dana Kaas, vice president, contract operations. “This award signifies the dedicated approach to safety our employees are undertaking at every project.”
The Safety Program Award will be presented to Severn Trent Services on March 14, 2007, at the TWUA’s Annual Awards Banquet in San Antonio.
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