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Kannapolis honored for safe workplaces

KANNAPOLIS – The city of Kannapolis has been recognized by the N.C. Department of Labor for maintaining a safe and healthful workplace in 2016.

 The statewide program includes more than 5,000 North Carolina firms, and about 3,000 awards are presented each year. In order to qualify for an award, businesses must have no fatalities and an injury incidence rate at least 50 percent below the average for their industry.

Kannapolis received the following awards:

• Administration: Gold Award, first year

• Customer service: Gold Award, fourth year

• Fire: Silver Award, first year

• Police: Silver Award, first year

The Gold Award recognizes that Kannapolis administration and customer service employees did not miss more than 1.25 days of work, were not restricted from activity, and were not transferred because of injury. The Silver Award recognizes that city fire and police employees did not miss more than one full day of work because of injury.

For more information about the awards, visit nclabor.com.

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