Charlie Schneider Safety First Award given to Michael Cravener

Jasper (NNDC)  – The City of Jasper has bestowed Michael Cravener (crave-nur) as the third recipient of the Charlie Schneider Safety First Award. Cravener, the Gas and Water Distribution Crew Leader is retiring this month following a career with the City spanning more than 22 years.

According to Cale Knies, Director of Personnel, Safety and Loss Control, Cravener was a member of the City’s Safety Committee. The award, chosen by committee members on merit and a perfect fit for Cravener said Knies, “Mike’s efforts towards safety have been recognized by his peers. The health and safety of his co-workers and the citizens of Jasper were a priority to him and it showed in his work.”

Gas & Water Manager Tim Doersam stated: “Mike took his Safety Committee position seriously. The time educating of his fellow employees and commitment that Mike put forth to make sure our facilities are safe has been a major part of our department’s recent national safety recognition by the American Water Works Association. Mike has been a mentor to others throughout his career at the city and he will be truly missed.”

The award is named for Charlie Schneider, the city’s first Director of Personnel/Safety/Loss Control.  The criteria for future recipients of the honor was created by the Safety team.

 

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