Jeld-Wen Recognized for Safety

November 17, 2011

Jeld-Wen Inc. recently received the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award (“Teddy Award”) at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. The award is presented by Risk & Insurance Magazine and sponsored by Sedgwick.

Since 2002, the window and door maker has reduced its annual workers’ compensation injuries in the United States by 80 percent, the company reports. Entrants for the prize judged on their safety improvement practices and results. While Jeld-Wen’s reduction in incidents was important in the judging process, the company was also praised for its development of training programs, tracking and feedback mechanisms, and a host of prevention measures, it notes. Previous Teddy Award recipients include AT&T, Nissan, Marriott, and Frito-Lay.

“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,” stated Kelly Beegle, Jeld-Wen VP of insurance and risk management, in accepting the award. “The true reward is that our employees continue to have a safe and healthy work environment.”

“We accept this award with an eye to the future,” Beegle continued. “We will continue to set even higher goals and engage everyone as we strive to achieve them.”

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