ISHPEMING?- Cliffs Natural Resources Michigan Operations and the Cliffs Technology Group recently received awards for their continued commitment to safety.
The awards were presented during a recent visit from Donald Gallagher, Cliffs' executive vice president and president-global commercial and P. Kelly Tompkins, Cliffs' executive vice president-legal, government affairs, sustainability and chief legal officer.
The Empire mine and plant operations received the 2011 Exemplary Safety Performance Award. This achievement is due to employees following safe production standards set by the Cliffs organization and reducing reportable incidents and lost-time injuries.
From left are Donald Gallagher, Cliffs executive vice president and president-global commercial; Marc Johnson, general manager technical services; James Kochevar, interim general manager, Michigan Operations; and P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president-legal, government affairs, sustainability and chief legal officer.
"This award for Empire means a great deal to our employees and is a testament to the diligent work put forth by all," said James Kochevar, interim general manager of Michigan Operations for Cliffs. "Cliffs has high expectations when it comes to safety and we're honored to be recognized for meeting those standards."
Also receiving the Exemplary Safety Performance Award for 2011 was Cliffs Technology Group. CTG was recognized for completing 34 years and a total of 3.3 million work hours without a lost-time incident.
Safety standards for the Exemplary Safety Performance award are established by Cliffs corporate safety department.