The Celebration of Safety is an annual event hosted by the National Safety Council, Nebraska to recognize companies and individuals who don’t take shortcuts with their safety. At this year’s 36th annual event, Riekes was recognized as one of “Nebraska’s Safest Companies.” The Nebraska’s Safest Companies Award was established to celebrate those with commendable safety programs throughout the state.
Riekes Equipment has an exemplary safety record that is better than national average compared to their industry classification and has implemented comprehensive safety programs. “Winning a Nebraska’s Safest Company Award clearly illustrates a company’s commitment to safety. We are proud to recognize their achievements in providing safe work environments ensuring that their team members return home safely to their families at the end of each work day,” said Eric Koeppe, President/CEO, National Safety Council, Nebraska.
In 2017, 57% of all fatal occupational injuries in Nebraska were due to transportation incidents. At the event, national distracted driving advocates, Jacy Good and her husband Steve Johnson, gave an emotional keynote speech to attendees. After a 2008 crash that left Jacy partially paralyzed and took the lives of both of her parents, the husband and wife duo began using their story to educate the country about the dangers of cell phone use behind the wheel. It’s an epidemic that shatters thousands of lives every year. Their message to “Hang Up and Drive” hit home for many in attendance.
The annual Community Safety Award winners were also recognized:
- “OPPD Service to Community Safety Award” to United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities
- “Lorraine Giles School Safety Award” to Joni & Dr. Mark Adler, Ralston Public Schools and Dr. Jim Sutfin, Millard Public Schools
- “Safety Council Public Servant Award” to Douglas County 911
About the National Safety Council, Nebraska
Founded in 1924 as the Omaha Safety Council, National Safety Council, Nebraska is the Nebraska chapter of the National Safety Council. Their mission is to promote safety and health by providing programs, resources, education, and advocacy to reduce both the personal and economic loss associated with injuries, accidents, and health hazards. NSCN is a private nonprofit organization that partners with businesses, schools, law enforcement, firefighters, hospitals, and Nebraska communities to provide education and training focused on keeping Nebraskans safe.
RIEKES EQUIPMENT – Riekes Equipment provides solutions and equipment for manufacturers, warehouses & other operations to achieve their automation, cost-savings and productivity goals. Solutions include automation, forklifts, conveyors, docks, mezzanines, safety solutions, racking, and cranes, as well as, parts and service for all brands of lift equipment, aerial lifts, docks and other warehouse equipment. The company is dedicated to upholding the same high-performance standards and customer service today as it has for decades. important role in finding effective solutions for warehouses, service departments and distribution centers. We. We are a proud member of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) and continue to earn their coveted Most Valuable Partner award. We pride ourselves on offering unparalleled support in parts, service and equipment rentals.
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