Yesterday, Western Growers (WG) was awarded the Alliance Award from the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) for all the work WG has done to help members facilitate safety both on their farms and for their employees.
"Western Growers should be an example and benchmark for all industries,” said ICA Chairman Dale Schultz. “Their willingness and drive to establish workplace safety protocols of their own, which happens to be more effective than federal standards, is just one reason they were recognized at our ICA on the Capitol Lawn event."
The ICA administers and enforces state laws relating to the protection of life, health, safety and welfare of Arizona's employees. This includes laws relating to workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, payment of wages, and child labor.
"Our collaborative efforts with Western Growers are a great example of how industries and the Industrial Commission can work together to improve workplace safety,” stated ICA Director James Ashley, “I hope our alliance serves as an example to other industries across Arizona, and the nation, of how workplace safety alliances succeed. Congratulations to Western Growers for this well-deserved Alliance Award!"
WG thanks ICA for the Alliance Award and looks forward to continuing our efforts to improve workplace safety. AnnaMarie Knorr, WG Arizona government affairs manager, accepted the award on behalf of WG from the ICA yesterday.
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