Transportation division garners national award
The city of San Marcos Public Services-Transportation Department has received the 2018 Industry Leader Award from the National Safety Council (NSC) in recognition for their excellent safety performance within their industry.
The Transportation Division is one of only 64 organizations nationwide that received the award. Winners are selected based on North American Industry Classification System code, lowest total incidence rate and employee work hours.
“The city and our transportation team make safety a priority every day,” said Sabas Avila, assistant director of Public Services. “We are thrilled to be recognized for this national award and I commend our staff for their diligent efforts to maintain a safe work environment.”
The Industry Leader Awards are one component of the NSC Occupational Awards Program, which recognizes outstanding safety achievements of NSC members and represents the top 5 percent of member companies that have qualified for the NSC 2018 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award (based on 2017 calendar year data). The city division includes 46 employees across four groups: streets, drainage, traffic and inventory and they maintain 383 lanemiles of streets, 107 miles of storm water facilities, and 62 traffic signals. For more information, contact the Transportation Division of the Public Services Department at 512-393-8036 or TransportationInfo@sanmarcostx.gov.
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.