ValleyCrest Landscape Companies celebrated its 2014 National Safety Awareness Day by rewarding four of its employees with new trucks.
More than 11,000 employees gathered to recognize workplace safety across a variety of events held across the country.
This will be the 12th year ValleyCrest has given the trucks, which means a total of 59 have been awarded.
This year 4,167 employees across four different U.S. safety regions were eligible to enter a drawing for a new truck. To qualify, full-time field employees must complete one-year of service with no preventable accidents and be employed by a branch that meets or exceeds the company’s threshold safety standards.
The four new truck winners for 2014 include:
- Jose Lopez, a mechanic in the Maintenance Division at the San Jose branch in Northern California, who’s been with the company for two years
- Alberto Botello, an Equipment Operator in the Development Division at the Houston branch in Spring, Texas, who’s been with the company for 15 years.
- Jeffrey Yates, a Spray Technician in the Maintenance Division at the Santa Rosa Beach branch in Florida, who’s been with the company for three years.
- Arturo Gamboa Yangali, a Crew Leader in the Maintenance Division at the Clarksburg branch in Maryland, who’s been with the company for six years.
ValleyCrest’s employees must follow a strict safety program in order to meet the challenges faced every day on thousands of customer’s job sites across the United States. ValleyCrest’s safety training initiatives include a new-hire safety orientation; monthly training sessions for all supervisory field management; weekly safety conference calls; safety training compliance; a toll-free safety hotline and weekly tailgate meetings.
In addition, the company offers quarterly safety incentives for safe work habits culminating in this annual truck giveaway.