BST Client, Keurig Green Mountain, Achieves Two Million Hours Without Lost-Time Accident

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Knoxville Facility Receives Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety

BST has been instrumental in helping us to achieve our safety goals and we’ll build on this achievement to continue to develop new programs designed to allow us to improve further still.”

BST, a global safety consulting and solutions leader, today announced a major safety milestone and achievement for Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig). Keurig was awarded the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce for its Knoxville, Tennessee, facility recognizing Keurig’s two million consecutive hours without a lost-time accident. The Commissioner’s Award honors Tennessee employers and their employees who together have achieved a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday case and have maintained total injury and illness incidence rates below the national average.

Keurig Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Mark Pellegrini comments, “Exceptional workplace safety is a goal for Keurig and I’m honored to accept the Commissioner’s Award on behalf of the entire Keurig Knoxville team. BST has been instrumental in helping us to achieve our safety goals and we’ll build on this achievement to continue to develop new programs designed to allow us to improve further still.”

The Keurig Knoxville facility has integrated BST’s top down and bottom up approach to safety. The operation has increased safety engagement across all employee levels and has created a feedback-rich environment through the change process initiatives.

"Safety excellence takes more than just following rules," says BST senior vice president Don Groover. "Rules are static, but the live workplace is constantly changing. Creating a culture of commitment doesn't mean doing away with procedures and processes. Instead, it uses three basic steps to build on and support them. What Keurig has accomplished in its Knoxville facility is a stellar example of focusing on the living, breathing workplace. They supported and implemented safety processes with an eye on creating cultural change. We congratulate them on this great achievement.”

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ABOUT BST
BST (http://www.bstsolutions.com), a DEKRA company, is a global safety consulting and solutions firm headquartered in Oxnard, California. With staff on every continent, BST has helped over 3,500 client sites in 72 countries improve safety performance. BST's work encompasses a range of industries, including mining, petroleum, chemical, metals, paper, food, utilities, railroads, healthcare, and government.

ABOUT DEKRA INSIGHT
DEKRA Insight (http://www.dekrainsight.com) is the global consulting, testing, and advisory firm that is making work safer for organizations around the world. DEKRA Insight is a service unit of the safety organization DEKRA S.E. (http://www.dekra.com/en/home) and is made up of legacy businesses BST, Chilworth, and RCI Safety. Together we help organizations improve organizational and process safety and implement software solutions in support of safety performance to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect assets. DEKRA Insight has over 500 employees, and growing, in 22 offices and 16 countries.

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If you would like more information or to schedule an interview with BST, please contact Rebecca Nigel at 805-665-6145 or email at rebecca.nigel(AT)dekra.com.

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