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April 26, 2022

East Texas company earns safety award

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized Tyler Beverages with the Lone Star Safety Program Award for its exemplary workplace health and safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. Tyler Beverages bottles and distributes soft drinks and other beverages, and packages and wholesales bagged and block ice. The company employs 98 people in the Tyler area.

Tyler Beverages previously received the Lone Star Safety Award in 2016 and 2019. The company also received the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 2019 and 2021. The Lone Star Safety Program and the SHARP award recognize small, private-sector Texas employers who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to workplace safety and can serve as role models for other companies.

“Tyler Beverages continues to display a strong safety culture that involves both management and employees in safety practices and policies, refresher training curriculum, and investigation processes,” said DWC Workplace Safety Director Chris D’Amura. “We’re pleased to recognize their safety efforts for the third time.”

Do you know a company with an excellent safety program? Nominate them for the Lone Star Safety Award. Employers must have a proven safety program, injury incidence rates below the national average for the last three years, and no work-related fatalities within the prior 12 months. For more information, visit or call 800-252-7031, option 2.

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Last updated: 4/26/2022