CS Energy Wins Award for Promoting Culture of Safety in the Workplace

CS Energy Wins Award for Promoting Culture of Safety in the Workplace

August 26 2019

CS Energy (formerly Conti Solar) a leading integrated energy company that develops, designs and builds optimized projects in the solar, storage and emerging energy industries, is proud to announce winning the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Certificate, for achievement in the prevention of occupational injuries during calendar year 2018.

Part of the 91st Annual Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program, the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Certificate is awarded to “an establishment that has participated in the program for three consecutive calendar years.” Recipients must have previously received the Division of Public Safety & Occupational Safety & Health Certificate. DART and TRC* (illness and injury) rates from the preceding calendar year are used to determine a participant’s eligibility. OSHA record-keeping standards are the basis for reporting. The establishment must also affirm that it has a continuing, effective safety and health program in place and that a comprehensive safety and health survey of the workplace was completed within the past 5 years.

“We are proud to accept this recognition from the governor’s office,” said Matthew Skidmore, CEO of CS Energy. “We have marked five years without a recordable injury to an employee, and this accomplishment is a direct result of our heavy investment in safety training programs, rigorously high standards, and a strong corporate culture of safety and accident prevention.”

In July 1935, the NJ State Industrial Safety Committee was formed, and included a program to present awards to industries in the State having good safety records. This Awards Program, now known as the "Governor's Occupational Safety & Health Awards Program", is presently in its 91st year and is open to both private and public employers regardless of size.

In solar, as with all categories of construction industry, the company’s safety record is measured by the amount of employee injuries and lost time due to injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors each company’s Total Recordable Incident Rate. (TRIR). The industry average TRIR is 2.6 for Power and Communication line and related structures construction*. CS Energy’s TRIR is 0.00.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/web/osh/summ1_00.htm