Ellingson Earns Governor’s Safety Award of Honor
West Concord Minn. (March 31, 2021) – Ellingson, a Minnesota-based provider of farm water management solutions and installations, will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the 2021 Virtual Minnesota Safety and Health Conference, May 4-5. Ellingson is one of 221 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.
“In a year that has challenged all of us in ways we never imagined, we are very pleased to recognize Ellingson for their award,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Safety demands extraordinary attention in a normal year, double that attention this past year. Thank you Ellingson for keeping your employees safe.”
“We take the safety of our employees, customers, vendors and the public very seriously. From company leadership to new hires, we hold all employees accountable for worksite safety”, states Jeremy Ellingson, Ellingson COO. “We will always make safety a priority.”
Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels:
- Meritorious Achievement (63 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
- Outstanding Achievement (106 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51%-90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
- Award of Honor (52 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.
The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries on the road, at work, at home, and in the community.
Ellingson was founded in 1970 and is a family-owned, independent water- and infrastructure-management company providing safe, technology-driven construction planning, design and installation services. The company is driven by the same customer-focused values and work ethic it was founded upon and has earned a reputation for quality, safe trenchless solutions in the agriculture, wet and dry utilities and oil and gas industries.