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CANTON - Rose & Kiernan, an East Greenbush-based insurance agency, and The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG), have honored Atlantic Testing Laboratories (ATL) for operating without a lost-time accident for more than 2 million employee-hours. ATL hasn’t had an occupational injury or illness involving days away from work since September 2007.

The two companies recognized their client’s achievement by presenting ATL with the National Safety Council’s two- million hour recognition plaque and certificate.

ATL, based in Canton with 10 offices throughout New York state, provides testing and other professional services to architectural, engineering, commercial and industrial clients; contractors; and federal, state and government entities. The company’s services are designed to meet an extensive scope of technical requirements.

ATL worked with Rose & Kiernan and The Hanover’s loss control team to develop a plan with tangible outcomes, which included:

■ Management commitment to employee health and safety;

■ Dedicated corporate health and safety managers;

■ Increased emphasis and proactive approach on planning for safe execution of projects;

■ Increased employee emphasis on hazard recognition;

■ Increased employee awareness of reporting near misses;

■ Increased focus on safety training – especially for new employees

■ Requiring OSHA Construction Outreach Training (10 Hr) for all employees;

■ Improvement of the site safety audit system;

■ Progressive discipline system designed to increase safety awareness and reduce safety related incidents; and

■ Implementation of an employee recognition and reward system.

“ATL is committed to maintaining the safest workplace environment possible and is very pleased to reach this milestone with the help of Rose & Kiernan and The Hanover’s loss control team and most of all, our employees,” said Jim Kuhn, PE, ATL’s executive vice president. “Safety is more than just good business. It means our employees can remain in good health and continue to enjoy what is most important—their family, friends and outside interests.”

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