From left to right – David North, Sedgwick; Paul Bomberger, Risk & Insurance Magazine; from JELD-WEN: Karen Olsen, Woody Sine, Kelly Beegle, Marsha Sorum, and Jeff Barker; and Matthew Kahn, Risk & Insurance Magazine.

JELD-WEN was recognized recently for its safety efforts, including the fact that it has reduced its annual workers’ compensation injuries since 2002 in the United States by 80 percent. The company was presented with the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award (“Teddy Award”) on November 9 at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

The award, given by Risk & Insurance magazine, recognizes programs annually for their efforts to reduce the number of injuries to workers on the job. One top honor is awarded in each of three categories: for-profit, non-profit and federal organizations. Judges consider the applicant’s ability to demonstrate a long-term commitment to the improvement of a firm’s workers’ compensation program and cogent examples of innovation and creativity.

 “I would like to thank our employees for generating suggestions and ideas for continual improvement, adopting a culture of safety, and their unending commitment to safety,” said Kelly Beegle, vice president of insurance and risk management at JELD-WEN. “We will continue to set even higher goals and engage everyone as we strive to achieve them.”


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