L&I Presents Delaware County Business With Workplace Safety Award


Harrisburg,PA (WorkersCompensation.com)  – Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary for Compensation and Insurance Scott G. Weiant today virtually presented Monroe Energy LLC in Trainer with the Governor's Award for Safety Excellence, highlighting the importance of workplace safety committees. 

"Monroe Energy, which celebrated more than 1 million hours worked without a recordable injury, has injury rates well below the industry average," Weiant said. "Some of the company's proactive safety measures further highlight the company's ongoing commitment to keeping workers safe and injury free."

All Pennsylvania employers are eligible for the Governor's Award for Safety Excellence. Information and criteria used to determine finalists include workplace injuries/illnesses versus industry standards and innovation and strategic development of safety policy and approaches. 

"Monroe Energy is truly humbled to receive this prestigious award," said Monroe Energy CEO and President Jeff Warmann. "This recognition was earned by every one of our team members who, above all else, live safety as our core value every day. While we are delighted by this acknowledgment, we also recognize that our efforts in creating an even safer workplace never ends."

Since it was purchased by Delta Air Lines in 2012, Monroe Energy's Trainer facility focuses mainly on the production of high-quality transportation fuels. In addition to jet fuel, the 185,000-barrels-per-day facility also produces gasoline, diesel, and home heating oil. 

Monroe Energy, with nearly 500 employees, reduced their injury rate by almost 200 percent since 2013 by deliberately moving from a reactive safety culture to one where safety is owned by everyone and by using leading indicators including the Good Catch program to prevent injuries.  

The company's Joint Safety Committee, which is evenly composed of Monroe Energy employees who are represented by the United Steel Workers Local 10-234 and non-represented employees, conducts monthly safety audits particularly in an area unfamiliar to those inspecting to prevent complacency. 

"Safe, accident-free workplaces not only keep workers safe from death or injury, but companies can also benefit through reduced workers' compensation costs," Weiant said. "Workplace safety committees are a valuable tool to reduce workers' injuries, and companies with a certified committee also receive a five percent discount on their workers' comp insurance premiums." 

More than 12,800 state-certified workplace safety committees have been established since March 1994, protecting more than 1.6 million workers. Additionally, employers with certified workplace safety committees have saved more than $838 million in workers' compensation premiums. These savings in insurance costs are due solely to the five percent premium discount provided to businesses that have these committees. 

For more information on making Pennsylvania workplaces safer, visit www.dli.pa.gov, and click on "Workers' Compensation Services." 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Alex Peterson, L&I, 717-787-7530 or dlipress@pa.gov

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