Berryville, AR – Kerusso, the leading Christian apparel, jewelry and gifts supplier, was awarded the million plus hour safety plaque by Arkansas Department of Labor on November 17, 2011. The milestone was based on a five year span, from September 1, 2006 through September 1, 2011, without a lost day of work due to safety issues from even a single Associate.
Mr. Kevin Looney, AOSH Division Manager with the Arkansas Department of Labor, traveled from Little Rock to present the award. “The Million plus Hour Safety Award is an exclusive club,” stated Mr. Looney. “Very often, safety is one of those things that get shoved to the back burner, especially in tough economic times. Last Fiscal year, we presented only 13 of these awards. Congratulations to Kerusso for this achievement.” Mr. Looney oversees three compliance programs, including the Public Sector Employer Safety Program responsible for administering Arkansas laws dealing with safety and health.
Ms. Terri Garrett, Field Representative for Congressman Steve Womack of the Arkansas Third Congressional District, followed with a presentation of a Certificate of Congressional Recognition of Invaluable Service to the Community. “It was wonderful to be part of the event and learn even more about Kerusso, especially in conjunction with such a notable safety record,” noted Ms. Garrett. “It’s you, our Kerusso Associates, out there every day keeping your wits about you and remembering safety practices, so thank you,” acknowledged Kerusso Founder and CEO, Vic Kennett. “Kerusso strives to create a safe working environment and safeguard the health and lives of our Associates, so jobs can be performed with confidence.” Also attending the Million Hour Safety Award presentation were all Kerusso Associates; David Schneider, Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, Little Rock; Tim McKinley, Mayor of Berryville; Faith Christian Family Church Pastor, Gary Hayhurst; Dan Troutt, United Insurance Agency; and Bob Moore, Carroll County News Publisher; Ginger Oaks, Executive Director of the Berryville Chamber of Commerce; Deretha Walther, President of Community First Bank; and Debra Keef of the United Insurance Agency.