Safety Matters!


Scott Abernathy (from left), Leonard Automatics, Inc., general manager; Cherie Berry, North Carolina commissioner of labor, holding the Gold Safety Award; Joe Gibson, Leonard Automatics assembly foreman; and Greg Watson, president and CFO of Leonard Automatics. (Leonard Automatics, Inc.)

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Leonard Automatics gets Gold Safety Award again

DENVER, N.C. — For the fourth consecutive year, Leonard Automatics, Inc. reports, it has won the Gold Safety Award presented by the North Carolina Department of Labor.

“At Leonard we have a culture in which safety is our top priority. Our business operates more efficiently with an effective safety program and I think it also shows our commitment to our employees’ overall health and well-being,” says Scott Abernathy, Leonard’s general manager.

Safety matters, it writes.

The goal at the company, it relates, is to foster an injury-free workplace by making safety a part of its operational plan and including employees in that plan through committees, walk-throughs and meetings.

At Leonard, the company writes, the people are the most important part of the company’s success. Therefore, the firm takes their safety very seriously, it points out.

The company relates that workplace injuries not only affect the employee, but also affect their families, and in turn, affect their attendance and performance.

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Tim Burke

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Tim Burke is the editor of American Drycleaner. He can be reached at 312-361-1684 or [email protected]


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