Uponor earns Governor’s Safety Award for second year in a row


Apple Valley, MN, May 5, 2016 — Today Uponor North America (Uponor) was recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Uponor was one of 309 employers honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

“Employers like Uponor know that safety isn’t automatic,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “It takes attention, dedication and continuous effort to protect their employees.”
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 (193 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 (77 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 (39 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 Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 82nd Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. 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 (“accidents”).

Uponor received an Outstanding Achievement Award based on continuous improvement in its Environmental Health & Safety programs and incident rate.

Located in Apple Valley, Minn., a suburb of the Twin Cities, the North American headquarters employs about 500 people and houses corporate offices, a state-of-the-art training center and the company’s manufacturing facility. The company also has distribution centers in Lakeville, Minn., Calgary, Alb., and Brampton, Ont. With technical support and design teams located in Lakeville, Minn., Regina, Sask., Mississauga, Ont. And Laval, Que. Canadian sales, marketing and customer support is located in Mississauga, Ont. In addition to sales managers and field technical representatives located throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Media contact
Ingrid Mattsson
Director, Brand Management
T 800.321.4739, ext. 4249
M 612.845.6707
E ingrid.mattsson@uponor.com

Cassie Roman
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About Uponor
Uponor, Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping and pre-insulated piping systems for residential and commercial applications. The company has received recognition for best-in-class manufacturing, sustainability, energy efficiency, safety, business growth, economic development, workplace giving and being a top workplace. Uponor, Inc. employs about 500 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn.



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