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Watterson Construction Recognized at Gold Level for Workplace Safety

JUNEAU, Alaska—Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Dianne Blumer approved Watterson Construction Company in Anchorage for the Construction Health and Safety Excellence Program Partnership at the gold level.

“Employees of Watterson Construction have worked more than 1.4 million hours over the last seven years without a single lost time accident,” Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Dianne Blumer said.

“This impressive achievement shows a company-wide commitment every day that ensures employees arrive home safely.”

The CHASE Program was created to provide a partnership between licensed contractors and Alaska Occupational Safety and Health to take a proactive approach in reducing these injuries, illnesses and fatalities within Alaska’s construction industry.

Continual evaluation of a company’s safety and health management system, and the ever-changing construction environment, enables management to better anticipate, identify and plan for appropriate adjustments to prevention and abate hazards.

“Watterson entered the CHASE program in 2009 and is proud to have the safety efforts of our employees rewarded by being recognized at the CHASE gold level,” said Tony Robinson, corporate  safety director for the company.

Watterson Construction is an Alaska-owned general contractor with its home office in Anchorage and is a charter member of Associated Builders and Contractors-Alaska Chapter.

There are 12 sites in the CHASE Program. For a complete listing of the sites and more information about the program, go to Labor.Alaska.gov/lss/participants_chase.html.

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