FRANKFORT — The Governor’s Safety and Health Award has been given to 37 businesses across the state of Kentucky for achieving more than 59 million hours worked without a lost-time injury by the employees at these locations during 2019-20. Included in that number are two in Marshall County.

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.

Recognized were Calvert City business operations Sekisui Specialty Chemicals, LLC and Evonik. Sekisui recorded 2,020,135 hours and Evonik posted 12,306,848 hours.

“This pandemic has highlighted the importance of healthy and safe work environments. My top priority is the health and safety of all Kentuckians,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “Congratulations to all team members who I know will continue to lead by example.”

“This award shows the dedication and commitment from the hardworking men and women who work in these businesses to promote safety and health,” said Secretary Larry L. Roberts.