MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life Link III will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor's Safety Awards luncheon on May 18, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Life Link III is one of 266 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.
"We thank Life Link III for its commitment to safety," said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "These efforts protect workers, strengthen the organization and benefit the community as a whole."
“At Life Link III, we are committed to achieving the highest level of safety standards in our industry,” stated Edward Eroe, president & CEO of Life Link III. “We are proud to be honored with the Governor’s Safety Award and will continue to set the standard for providing safe and effective air medical transport.”
Since 1934, the annual Governor's Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. 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.
“Life Link III is pleased to be recognized with a Meritorious Achievement Award,” stated Joe Hennessy, safety manager at Life Link III. “This recognition is attributed to our employees’ deep commitment to safety as well the strong support from our leadership team on maintaining a robust and quality safety program.”
The Governor's Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 83rd Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. 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 ("accidents").
About Life Link III
Life Link III operates six helicopter bases that include Alexandria, Blaine, Cloquet, Hibbing, and Willmar, Minnesota, and Rice Lake, Wisconsin. The company plans to open a seventh base of operations in Brainerd, Minnesota, in mid-2017. Life Link III’s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. The company’s transportation services are accredited by CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transportation Services), ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety are met. Life Link III is a non-profit consortium and is the air medical transport program for 45 hospitals for the following member-owner organizations: Allina Health, CentraCare Health, Children’s Minnesota, Essentia Health, Fairview Health Services, Regions Hospital/HealthPartners®, Hennepin County Medical Center, St. Luke’s, and Sacred Heart Hospital. www.lifelinkiii.com