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Farmington acknowledged as ‘better of the very best’ in office security, well being

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Steven L. Greeley, director of the Maine Division of Labor/Bureau of Labor Requirements/Office Security and Well being Division, heart, presents Farmington City Supervisor Christian Waller, proper, with the Security and Well being Award for Public Employers on Tuesday night on the City Workplace. Selectman Stephan Bunker is at left. Submitted picture

FARMINGTON — City officers have been offered Tuesday with the state’s Security and Well being Award for Public Employers for being “the very best of the very best in office security and well being.”

“I’m happy to be right here at the moment to acknowledge the city of Farmington as the most recent SHAPE website within the state of Maine,” mentioned Steven L. Greeley, director of the Maine Division of Labor/Bureau of Labor Requirements/Office Security and Well being Division . “Acceptance into SHAPE is an achievement of standing that can single you out as the very best of the very best in office security and well being.”

Farmington is certainly one of 82 areas to obtain the award, of which 12 are cities or cities, Greeley famous. The award means Farmington might be exempt from Bureau of Labor Requirements scheduled inspections within the subsequent two years, he mentioned.

Necessities for SHAPE embrace:

• Request a session go to that includes a whole security and well being hazard identification survey.

• Entails staff within the session course of.

• Appropriate all hazards recognized by the marketing consultant.

• Implement and/or preserve a security and well being administration system.

• Have harm and sickness charges beneath the state common for the entity’s business classification.

“I additionally assume it is value mentioning that the city suffered a catastrophic occasion three years in the past,” he mentioned, referring to a propane explosion on the workplaces of LEAP, which stands for Life Enrichment Advancing Individuals at 313 Farmington Falls Street. One firefighter was killed and 7 others injured within the blast Sept. 16, 2019.

“This simply reveals what could be completed when a city places its time, efforts and sources collectively, when individuals work collectively to observe insurance policies, procedures,” Greeley mentioned.

City Supervisor Christian Waller thanked all division heads, “particularly Nancy Martin for her tireless efforts in serving to the city study all this, to make Farmington one of many most secure locations.”

The Hearth Division has at all times promoted security in its practices for so long as might be remembered, Stephan Bunker, firefighter and vice chairman and the Board of Selectmen, mentioned. “It is a feather in Farmington’s cap that this can be a townwide award,” he famous. “Having it collectively speaks properly to our teams.

“I’m very proud to be a small a part of this, turn into a standout for the business,” he mentioned.

Selectmen additionally accredited altering the date of a particular city assembly from Oct. 3 to Oct. 25. It’s going to permit time to obtain extra bids on the firetruck and evaluate and vote on proposed modifications to the Homeless Shelter Ordinance, Waller famous.

The assembly was initially known as for voters to approve a 22-acre land buy subsequent to the Public Works storage and a firetruck to switch Engine 2.

If the ordinance modifications are accredited, an article might be added to the assembly warrant, Waller mentioned.

The city assembly and the common selectmen assembly might be held at 7 pm downstairs within the Group Middle at 127 Center St.

In different enterprise, selectmen:

• Accepted a lunch wagon allow for Donnie’s Fried Rooster, owned and operated by James Spina of Shapleigh. Donnie’s might be open 2 to 10 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 654 Farmington Falls Street (close to Signworks).

• Accepted Autumn Drive as the brand new street title for the subdivision off Maple Avenue.

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