Downtown business receives recognition for safety award

ROUSES POINT The employees of a long-standing downtown business have been recognized for their outstanding performance and continuing commitment to safety. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group recently recognized employees of the Delagar and Denco divisions of Belcam Inc. with the Liberty Mutual Gold Award. The award was presented by Liberty Mutual representatives Clint Roods and Steve Healy to Belcam safety coordinator John Zwart and members of the companys safety committee June 11 at Belcams Montgomery Street facility. The Gold Award recognizes the employees completion of 165,000 work hours in 2007, having achieved a safety performance that was 80 percent better than the national average for their industry, according to the U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics. The recognition is the highest honor awarded for effective safety practices by Liberty Mutual, which is the sixth largest property and casualty insurer in the nation. Belcam human resources director Fran Wynnik said it was an honor to be recognized by Liberty Mutual, particularly because of the dedication of Belcams 100 employees commitment to a safe working environment. The people on our safety committee take their job seriously, said Wynnik. Weve done a lot in the way of safety training, ergonomics training just our whole safety policy. Belcam is building on their current safety record of more than 1,000 days without a lost-time accident. Wynnik attributes that to the diligence of employees and Belcams safety committee, which conducts routine safety inspections and regular meetings. Our employees are very conscientious about what theyre doing, said Wynnik. It comes down very simply to a company can do everything it wants but if employees are not part of the program, its not going to work. Were really proud of our employees. This really is an accomplishment to be proud of and its a kind of recognition that doesnt necessarily get recognized enough, she added. Belcams Rouses Point facility was established in 1954. The company manufactures bath and body products and fragrances and packages and distributes personal care implements such as manicure scissors, tweezers and nail files.

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