The university earned the Meritorious Achievement Award for superior performance in workplace safety and health, which was presented at Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon May 7 in Minneapolis. St. Cloud State is one of 267 employers honored by the Minnesota Safety Council awards program.
“St. Cloud State is committed to fostering a safety culture on campus, and this award recognizes the hard work being done to ensure a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty and staff,” said President Earl H. Potter III.
St. Cloud State is among 157 recipients of the Meritorious Achievement Award, which recognizes employers with incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
“Employers like St. Cloud State University know that safety isn’t automatic,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “It takes attention, dedication and continuous effort to protect their employees.”
Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics and on their progress implementing a comprehensive safety program.