East River Electric Power Cooperative was recently recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health, as they were presented with a Meritorious Achievement Award during the 2023 Minnesota Safety and Health Conference, May 2-3. East River is one of over 200 employers honored through the awards program coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

Applicants were 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. Winners were recognized at three levels: Meritorious Achievement, Outstanding Achievement and Award of Honor. The Governor’s Safety Awards program has been celebrating exceptional safety performance by Minnesota employers since 1934.