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Manhattan honored by Oklahoma Department of Labor for safety success

TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Department of Labor has selected Manhattan Construction Co. as the winner of the 2010 Award of Excellence in the Large Employer category in recognition of the company’s safety program success. The award was presented to Manhattan by Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields and Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins at the Oklahoma Safety Council’s (OSC), 2010 Safety and Health Conference held in Tulsa, Okla. Friday, June 11th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

“With over two and a half million work hours without a single lost work day incident Manhattan’s program serves as an excellent example of why safety pays,” said Fields. “It is my personal pleasure to be able to share Manhattan’s safety success with other business industries in Oklahoma.”

Oklahoma companies from all industries, not just construction, are eligible to participate in the awards program. This is the second time Manhattan has been honored by the Oklahoma Department of Labor. In 2007, Manhattan received the organization’s Award of Excellence and became the first General Contractor in the history of the program to be presented the honor.

“What makes Manhattan’s safety program successful is that we don’t allow ourselves to relax because of yesterday’s safety success,” said Scott Marsh, safety manager at Manhattan Construction Co. “Safety is a constant alertness and no excuses thing for us. We stress its importance every day and we don’t let up.”