The North Hudson Sewerage Authority, along with its operating partners, CH2MHill and Operations Management International (OMI), have been awarded the Governor’s Award for Safety issued by the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The Authority garnered the award for compiling 120,482 hours without a loss to injury in their Adams Street, Hoboken, plant. That translates to almost 14 years of perfect safety according to state standards.
The award was presented to authority officials at a dinner recently held at the Berkeley Plaza in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, and also attended by officials from the New Jersey Safety Council, the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee and the United States Department of Labor/OSHA.
“We are both honored by the award and proud of the accomplishments of the personnel who maintain and operate our wastewater treatment plants,” said NHSA Chairman Richard J. Wolff.
“Worker safety is an integral part of our operating philosophy and we maintain a consistent schedule of training sessions to both protect our workers and maintain our excellent safety record,” he said.
He also praised the work of Stephen Hudock, Project Safety Manager; Gary Fournier, Project Director; and Phil Reeve, Project Manager. The trio also received the praise of the authority Board of Commissioners, which includes Chairman Wolff and Commissioners David Lopez, Libero Marotta, Frank Raia, Joseph Rivera, Michael Schaffer, Harold Schroeder, Patleo Spaccavento and Katia Stack.