Jeld-Wen received an award for its safety-related record that includes an 80% reduction in annual workers' compensation injuries since 2002.
Jeld-Wen was presented with the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award (“Teddy Award”) at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.
Since 2002, Jeld-Wen has reduced its annual workers’ compensation injuries in the United States by 80%. Entrants were judged on their safety improvement practices and results. While Jeld-Wen’s reduction in incidents was important in the judging process, the company was also praised for its development of training programs, tracking and feedback mechanisms, and a host of prevention measures. Previous Teddy Award recipients include AT&T, Nissan, Marriott and Frito-Lay.
“I would like to thank our employees for generating suggestions and ideas for continual improvement, adopting a culture of safety, and their unending commitment to safety,” said Kelly Beegle, VP insurance and risk management at Jeld-Wen. “The true reward is that our employees continue to have a safe and healthy work environment.”