Monday, August 3, 2015

Gerald Altman earns Transportation Cabinet’s highest workplace safety award

HIGHWAY DISTRICT 12 – August 3, 2015 – Gerald Altman was named the  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 2015 Safety Ambassador for his idea to develop a workplace safety awareness poster campaign and for his continued dedication to workplace safety.
The posters draw attention to such things as the proper way to enter the cab of large trucks and other heavy equipment; the importance of using and checking each vehicle’s headlights, tail lights, and brake lights; proper use of safety glasses; and the need to always wear reflective clothing while on the job.
“Not only does Gerald deserve this recognition, he has represented District 12 in an outstanding manner among all the Safety Directors in the Transportation Cabinet. The posters beautifully complement the highway safety posters created by the Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety,” said Mary Westfall-Holbrook, D-12’s Chief District Engineer. “They were designed and printed in-house, and we are proud of that, too. The posters are award-winning quality in terms of message, graphics, and printing.”

The workplace safety posters are applicable to anyone who works in public spaces – construction, utilities, facilities maintenance, and such. The highway safety posters are appropriate for schools, businesses, and any public facility. Each has a unique highway safety or workplace safety message that is relevant and important.

Altman received the Safety Ambassador award at the statewide summer meeting of KYTC’s Safety Directors. “It was a complete surprise to me,” Altman said. “I didn’t even know I had been nominated for the award.”

“We are extremely proud of Gerald,” Westfall-Holbrook said. “He is an outstanding example to his co-workers and other safety directors. He works hard to make sure D-12 workers are thoroughly trained and safety-conscious.”