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Metro Business Report September 1, 2010

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This is Lane Beattie, president of the Salt Lake Chamber, with your Metro Business Report.

The Smith's Food & Drug Store at on Harrison Blvd. in Ogden has been recognized as the top rated store for safety among all of Smith's 132 grocery stores in seven western states.

Smith's president Jim Hallsey and Utah Safety Council president Robert Parenti recently recognized Smith's managers and employees for their focus on safety and each Smith's store associate received a 45 dollar gift card and a plaque to commemorate their success.

The grocery store has been accident-free for 14-hundred days—that's more than three years and nine months! Not having an accident occur by either a customer or employee ranks it as the sixth best store within parent company Kroger's 24-hundred stores across the country. Smith's stores regularly participate in a formal safety program that focuses on employee education and specific practices that reduce OSHA-reportable injuries such as lacerations, contusions, slip and falls, or strains and sprains which may be incurred by associates or customers.

This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.

Lane Beattie


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