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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Little Rock Wastewater Wins Award From AR Dept. of Labor

For many years, the Arkansas Department of Labor (ADOL) and the Arkansas Workers Compensation Commission have maintained statistical data on public and private industries concerning work-related accidents and injuries. This is part of a huge effort to help identify the hazards that threaten Arkansas’ workforce. One of the biggest goals of the ADOL is to reduce injuries and fatalities in the work place. Their efforts have proven to be successful, recently with Little Rock Wastewater.

Municipal wastewater can be a very dangerous industry, but Little Rock Wastewater has defied the odds and distinguished itself as a leader within the context of employee safety and health. On September 19, 2007, Little Rock Wastewater was presented a plaque for their diligence of having worked one million man hours (between January 2004 and December 2006) with no lost-time accidents or injuries. The plaque was presented to Reggie Corbitt, P.E., CEO by Richard Steward of the ADOL in the presence of the Little Rock Sanitary Sewer Committee. This accomplishment is shared with very few other organizations and distinguishes Little Rock Wastewater with the likes of Dassault Falcon Jet, Tyson Foods, ConAgra, and Wal-Mart, who have also won ADOL Safety Awards.

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