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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor for maintaining a safe and healthful workplace in 2017.

The statewide program includes more than 5,000 North Carolina firms, and about 3,000 awards are presented each year. In order to qualify for an award, businesses must have no fatalities and an injury incidence rate at least 50 percent below the average for their industry.

The City of Kannapolis received the following awards:

Administration – Gold Award, Second Year
Customer Service – Gold Award, Fifth Year
Engineering, Fire, General Services, Planning/Legal, Water Treatment Plant – Gold Award, First Year
Police – Silver Award, Second Year

The Gold Award recognizes the City of Kannapolis departments whose employees did not miss more than 1.25 days of work, were not restricted from activity, and were not transferred due to injury. The Silver Award recognizes the City departments whose employees did not miss more than one full day of work due to injury.

For more information about the awards, visit nclabor.com.