Lincolnton, N.C, June 29, 2012 - Interlogix’ Lincolnton facility recently received the distinguished Carolina Star award, designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management systems. Out of 250,000 employers in North Carolina, only 125 sites have achieved the “Star” status. The Lincolnton facility manufactures security surveillance and access control products for commercial, industrial, and institutional segments. Interlogix is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Administered by North Carolina Department of Labor, the “Star Award” recognizes worksites as self-sufficient in their ability to control hazards and provide a safe and healthy workplace. The Lincolnton facility has achieved the Carolina Star requirement of Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and Days Away Restrict/Transferred rate (DART) 50 percent lower than industry average of two and .80 respectively, as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To celebrate this accomplishment, North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, toured the facility and hoisted the Carolina star flag at the Lincolnton campus.
“I am honored to recognize UTC’s Lincolnton facility with the state’s most prestigious safety and health designation,” Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. “Achieving Carolina Star status shows a dedication and commitment to safety and health by management and staff and places you in an elite group of North Carolina companies that make workplace safety and health the utmost priority. Congratulations to all of you.”
“We are proud to join a distinct group of employers that have earned The Carolina Star Award. Protecting the health and safety of employees is a core value for us,” said Bob Haskins, president, Interlogix. “The driving force behind our Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) program is the belief that our workplaces should be free from safety and health hazards. As a result, we have seen reduced worker's compensation costs, as well as improved employee motivation to work safely, leading to better quality and productivity.”
Interlogix represents leading security and life safety solutions for both residential and commercial applications covering intrusion, video, transmission, fire and access. Offering some of the most-trusted product names in the industry, and backed by ongoing partner services and support, Interlogix helps customers secure and protect what matters most. Interlogix is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). More information about Interlogix can be found at www.interlogix.com