Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed February 27, 2013
PIPCO recognized by state
PIPCO Safety Director Bob Janssen is the winner of the 22nd annual Governor’s Award for Workplace Health and Safety. Janssen has worked for the Peoria Industrial Piping Company for 21 years. Illinois Department Of Labor Director Joseph Costigan says jobs in construction have some of the highest rates of injury in the country. He says Janssen exemplifies great leadership in achieving safer jobs throughout our communities.
“Its really important to recognize a company like PIPCO, and Bob’s work. because their performance is to no recordable injuries or other problems in the health and safety area. And they really take a proactive approach to make sure workers are safe on the job,” says Costigan.
Costigan says it takes a tremendous commitment by companies and employees to develop a culture of safety.