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District recognized as safest workplace in the Corps of Engineers

Published June 27, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, was selected as the winner of the 2018 Chief of Engineers Safety Award of Excellence – District Category.

Selected tops among 43 districts within the Corps of Engineers, the award recognizes the St. Paul District for providing a safe work environment for employees, contractors and volunteers. Of note were three consecutive years of declining injury rates and identifying a process that cut hearing loss cases from eight in 2015 to zero in 2018.

“Our footprint is huge – employing 650 individuals at 40 sites with a wide range of responsibilities – to have this incredible reduction in the number of incidents is a testament to the programs in place and our employees’ commitment to them,” said Barry Simmonds, district safety and occupational health manager. “We want our employees involved in the safety process, and they’ve embraced those principles that are making a difference.”

For more on this award and the criteria that earned the district the top honor, visit:

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