The company was one of 221 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. This award marks the 33rd win for BAE Systems’ Minneapolis facility.
“In a year that has challenged all of us in ways we never imagined, we are very pleased to recognize BAE Systems for their award,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Safety demands extraordinary attention in a normal year, double that attention this past year. Thank you BAE Systems for keeping your employees safe.”
“BAE Systems keeps the safety and health of our employees at the forefront of everything we do,” said Sarah Nault, safety director who oversees the Minneapolis facility. “We’re pleased to have been recognized and also to have received the Governor’s Award of Honor, as it highlights our commitment to outstanding safety performance and is a testament to the safety culture that exists at all levels, especially in the face of a worldwide pandemic.”
The annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance since 1934. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.
BAE Systems is a 20-time recipient of the Award of Honor, which recognizes incident rates of at least 91% better than the industry average. The company is a leading provider of tracked and wheeled armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launching systems, advanced precision strike munitions, ship repair, electronic systems and intelligence and services and other technologies for U.S. and international customers. BAE Systems’ Minneapolis facility is one of more than 100 facilities in the company’s footprint.
The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries on the road, at work, at home, and in the community.