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Providing a safe work environment for Pennsylvania’s workers requires complete commitment by employers and employees. For this reason, this safety initiative provides Pennsylvania employers and employees with the information and technical assistance needed to develop comprehensive safety practices in the workplace. It will also recognize the successful employer-employee joint safety programs, which result in the achievement of safety excellence.

The Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence is a highly competitive award. Information gained from these nominations provides valuable best practices that are shared across the state.

Following are 2019 GASE Winners

Ernest D. Menold, Inc: Ernest D. Menold, Inc. is a sheet metal contractor, providing Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley Region with custom metal fabrication and installation services. The work spans across many industries such architectural, healthcare, industrial, pharmaceutical, and mechanical contractors.

Vanalt Electrical Construction, Inc: Vanalt Electrical Construction, Inc. installs, maintains, and repairs the electrical systems for light rail transit systems typically for SEPTA, AMTRAK, PATCO, etc.  The company is in Yeadon, PA.  Vanalt occupies several buildings on Commerce Drive including a warehouse, vehicle lot, maintenance buildings and the headquarters.  The company operates more than 20 fleet vehicles.

For more information on the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry here.