GES HSSE Program Receives Multiple Honors at the NJ Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards

Kara Gioulis, Regional HSSE Officer posing with awards

On Thursday, April 17th, the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee hosted the 90th Annual Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards dinner in Hamilton, NJ . The event was attended by nearly 300 industry professionals representing a range of industries, including manufacturing, engineering, pharmaceutical, environmental services, utilities, and health care among

Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc. (GES) was on hand to receive the Governor’s Continued Excellence Certificate. The certificate recognizes GES’ participation in the state sponsored program for five consecutive calendar years without a work-related injury or illness.

GES was honored later in the evening with the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Safety Excellence Award. This honor is reserved for organization’s that display an exemplary safety record and incorporate safety as a value, not a priority. The awards presenter noted that GES’ line of work presents significant challenges, due to the risk level and diversity of client engagements. The speaker recognized the GES’ commitment to providing a safe and healthful workplace in the face of those challenges.

As a company, GES has worked a total 4 years and 10 months since experiencing an OSHA recordable injury. GES uses the Loss Prevention System (LPS) behavior-based management approach to anticipate, minimize, and manage health and safety risks. The principles of LPS are deeply embedded within the firm’s health, safety, security, and environment (HSSE) programs and is a requirement for the entire workforce, including subcontractors.

About the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee

The New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee is established within the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The committee has various functions such as conducting the Governor’s Annual Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program, advising industries of safety promotions and conducting occupational safety and health training seminars, to industries and the public sector.   The New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee also supports the free safety video lending library run by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Division of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Safety Training Unit. Learn more.

About the American Society of Safety Engineers

Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the world’s oldest professional safety society. ASSE promotes the expertise, leadership and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy and standards development. It also sets the occupational safety, health and environmental community’s standards for excellence and ethics. The ASSE is a global association of occupational safety professionals representing more than 36,000 members worldwide.  Learn more.