Cassling Recognized as Greater Omaha Safest Company
Omaha, Neb. (April 23, 2010) – Cassling will receive an Award of Honor-Bronze from the National Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter at the 2010 Safety and Health Summit to be held May 20, at the Qwest Center Omaha.
“We are honored to receive this award from the National Safety Council,” said Mike Cassling, president and CEO. “We hold our program to the highest standards and are pleased to be recognized for our ongoing commitment and dedication to the safety of our employees, customers and the patients they serve.”
The Award of Merit-Bronze is given to a first year Award of Honor recipient with superior safety and health programs, results and achievements. Companies who qualify for this award have implemented an injury and illness prevention program, a safety committee, employee training and other safety initiatives designed for the unique needs of their organization.
Cassling’s Director of Business Systems, Brian Erdman expanded on the company’s unique safety needs, saying “One unique trait about our safety program is that our managers have a challenging responsibility with respect to safety because more than 70 percent of Cassling’s workforce travels to and from customer sites and it is at these sites where we have the highest risk of injury and illness to our employees.”
For those employees traveling and working in the field, Cassling’s safety program includes training courses on defensive driving, radiation safety, electrical safety, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens and more. All employees receive safety training during their orientation and undergo annual refresher courses. In 2009, Cassling added safety as a review item to the Annual Performance Appraisals for discussion and assessment.
Cassling is a full-line sales and service distributor for Siemens Healthcare. Founded in 1984 as Cassling Diagnostic Imaging, the company helps health-care organizations in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and select counties in Illinois and Missouri, strengthen health care in their communities.