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September 25, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: Workers’ Compensation Commissioner to Honor East Texas Businesses

TYLER — Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan will visit East Texas Monday, September 28, to honor two local employers for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of injuries and illnesses at the companies’ facilities.

Details of the commissioner’s trip and the awards presentations:

12 noon, Monday, Southern Plastics, 1010 Energy Drive, Kilgore

Southern Plastics is a plastic manufacturing facility with about 200 employees.

 3:30 p.m., Monday, Rusk County Electric Cooperative, 3162 State Highway 43 East, Henderson

Rusk County Electric Cooperative is an electric power distribution cooperative with about 70 employees.

Both companies will receive the state’s Lone Star Safety Award, formerly the Peer Review Safety Award, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation by the state and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Last updated: 9/25/2015