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Simmons Bedding Company’s manufacturing facility in San Leandro, Calif., has been honored with the Golden Gate Partnership Recognition by the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, a division of California’s Department of Industrial Relations. The award celebrates the plant’s commitment to creating a safe and healthy work environment as well as its utilization of a specific injury and illness prevention program. The Simmons facility is only the twentieth location to be recognized with the Golden Gate Partnership out of the approximately 2,500 worksites evaluated by the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service since the award’s creation.
“At Simmons, we take pride in our unwavering dedication to employee health and safety,” said Kimberly Samon, Simmons’ senior vice president of human resources. “The addition of the
Companies are considered for the Golden Gate Partnership Recognition following an on-site visit by the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service. During the visit, a Cal/OSHA representative must meet with company representatives, evaluate the facility’s safety and health maintenance programs, speak with employees and conduct an inspection of the facility’s work area.
“Cal/OSHA developed the Golden Gate Partnership Recognition to motivate and support companies that make workplace safety and health a priority,” said Michael Alvarez, regional manager of the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service. “The Simmons San Leandro plant’s multi-level incident prevention program does an outstanding job of ensuring the safety and well-being of Simmons employees. The program is an excellent example of the steps an organization can take to minimize risk and maximize safety; moreover, it demonstrates effective leadership and commitment.”
“Employees that worry about getting sick or injured on the job are often unable to concentrate on their work as they are more concerned with their personal health,” said Rob Burch, Simmons’ executive vice president of operations. “Simmons has a history of maintaining superior plant safety programs because our employees deserve the safest workspace possible and our customers deserve the highest quality bedding products possible.”