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July 2001

Release Date: July 3, 2001

State Recognizes ASU for Safety Efforts, Accomplishments

For the fourth year in a row, Angelo State University has been recognized by the Texas State Office of Risk Management for excellence in its safety program.

The university was named first runner-up for the Gold Safety Award given for the 2000 fiscal year. The award is given annually to state agencies that have lowered injury frequency rates 50 percent or more beneath the agency's average rate for the past five years.

Ten individual state agencies were recognized for their safety programs in the 2000 fiscal year.

The award marks the fourth year in a row that the State Office of Risk Management has recognized ASU for its employee safety program. In addition to the current silver award, ASU received the gold award in 1999, a silver award in 1998 and a bronze award in 1997.

The award program recognizes state institutions that have excelled in promoting and furthering the occupational safety and health of state employees. Robert Taylor heads the ASU Risk Management Office.

Through a variety of employee safety education programs, the ASU Risk Management Office works to prevent workplace accidents and to reduce injuries to university employees. The program benefits employees by ensuring a safe work environment and assists the university and the state by lowering the amount of employee time lost to injury.