Left to right: Vickie Fosjord, 2nd Shift Assembler; Deb Nistler, Malco Director of Operations and Member of the Minnesota Safety Council Board of Directors; Patty Gothier, Sales Coordinator; Hap Spooner, Malco Safety/Environmental Manager; Robbin Bauer, Administrative Assistant; Mardon Quandt, Malco President and CEO; and Bryan Ahsenmacher, 1st Shift Assembly Supervisor.

Malco Products, SBC, earns Governor’s Safety Award

June 18, 2018
Malco receives Meritorious Achievement Award from Minnesota Safety Council for excellence in workplace health and safety.

ANNANDALE, MN — Malco Products, SBC, was recently honored for its dedication to workplace safety and health with a Meritorious Achievement Award from the Governor’s Safety Awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. Applicants were judged on several years of injury data as it compares with national industry statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.

Malco received Meritorious Achievement Award recognition for incident numbers that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and for scoring a 95 on a rigorous 100-point safety program evaluation scale.

Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Malco is one of 279 employers to be honored through the 2018 awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

“We are proud to be recognized by the Minnesota Safety Council for our dedication to creating a safe, healthy workplace for each of our employee-owners,” said Mardon Quandt, Malco president and CEO. “The innovative, ergonomic tool designs we manufacture also extend Malco’s safety culture to the customer. Malco is committed to developing high-quality, labor-saving tool designs that promote the healthful productivity of the end user. Our tools must not only address an ever-growing variety of work materials but must accommodate a hand-size and strength range that reflects today’s more diverse worker demographics, including increasing numbers of women engaged in the trades.”

“Congratulations to Malco Products, SBC, for helping make life safer inside their organization and beyond,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “We are all safer due to the good work done by Malco.”

Malco is also certified through the Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP) for working with management and employees to develop safety and health programs that go beyond basic compliance with applicable OSHA standards for long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses.

Malco was recently profiled by the Minnesota Safety Council during the council’s 90th anniversary year. Malco has been a member of the Council for over 27 years. View the video profile here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld3S9e1jGZI

For more information about Malco Products, SBC, visit www.malcoproducts.com.

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