In Minnesota and across the United States, June is National Safety Month. According to the National Safety Council, National Safety Month is observed every year to increase awareness and decrease incidence of the main causes of injuries or fatalities at work – as well as at home and on the road. As part of National Safety Month, the NSC acknowledges businesses that have demonstrated exemplary safety records by reducing or eliminating workplace accidents and injuries.
Syngenta Seeds is one such workplace in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Several of the company’s sites in Minnesota have consistently been honored for their remarkable safety records. For example, Syngenta’s production and supply facility, which is located in Danvers, Minnesota has not seen a workplace accident in more than 16 years.
The company’s facility in Dassel, Minnesota was recognized with the Minnesota Safety Council’s Governor’s Award of Honor – the highest honor it awards – for the eighth year in a row. Syngenta’s Amboy, Minnesota site also received the award this year. Meanwhile, the company’s research and development facility in Stanton, Minnesota was handed the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The R&D facility has received Minnesota Safety Council recognition 21 years in a row.
Unfortunately, not all workplaces are accident free. And although Minnesota, as a state, tends to rank well in terms of workplace safety on a national level, job-related injury and illness are still far too common. Anyone who has been injured or become ill while on the job may be entitled to financial compensation and help with medical expenses. Victims of workplace injuries or illnesses should consult with an experienced attorney, who can evaluate their case and advise them how to proceed.