General Shale Receives Annual Safety Awards

General Shale has received the North Carolina Department of Labor’s top annual safety awards for a production facility and several retail locations across the state.
For the fifth consecutive year, the North Carolina Department of Labor presented the Gold Award, which recognizes outstanding health and safety efforts in 2015, to each of General Shale’s retail locations in Charlotte, Kernersville and Raleigh. General Shale’s retail location in Wilmington received the Gold Award for the sixth consecutive year. The Gold Award is the top annual safety award issued by North Carolina’s Department of Labor. The company’s Brickhaven production facility, near Moncure, received a Silver Award.
Headquartered in Johnson City, Tenn., General Shale is the North American subsidiary of Wienerberger AG and a manufacturer of brick.
“Safety is more than a priority for our company, it is a core value,” says Charles Smith, president and CEO of General Shale. “Our North Carolina teams have a history of achieving these top levels of excellence, and I am proud of their dedication to maintaining a safe environment.”
The North Carolina Department of Labor’s Safety Awards Program recognizes private and public firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain good health and safety records. To qualify for a safety award, a company must have had no fatalities during the calendar year at the location for which the award was given, and must have maintained an incidence rate that is at least 50 percent below the average for its particular industry group.

“General Shale is committed to continually assessing and improving safety procedures,” says Brian Ogle, safety and risk manager for General Shale. “We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in ensuring the well-being of our employees, and remain committed to maintaining healthy and safe workplaces.”

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