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Cameron Wastewater Team Wins Safety Award

Workers at the City of Cameron wastewater treatment plant were recognized last week for their efforts to maintain a model safety program.

The award is presented every six months to the Alliance division whose safety program receives the highest ranking compared to the company’s overall safety goals. The facility has been managed by operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 1990.

“It’s a great honor for Cameron to win this award,” said local system manager Phil Webster. “Since its inception several years ago, the competition among our 20-plus divisions has become very intense. Winning is a great testament to the hard work and dedication of our outstanding Cameron staff.”

The Traveling Safety Award was presented during a bi-annual meeting for Alliance managers in February. Webster and his team have earned bragging and display rights for the award until July. They were the first division to win the award in 2003, and are the first repeat winner in the award’s five-year history.

Winning safety program efforts include involving all staff in identifying safety issues and finding solutions, varying training formats to keep employees interested in safety, and keeping careful documentation of training sessions, safety meetings and resulting improvements. Cameron division employees are also working with local students from Cameron High School Mass Media class to develop a new employee safety video.

The City of Cameron was one of thirteen divisions of Alliance Water Resources with no reported injuries in 2006.

Headquartered in Columbia, Mo., Alliance Water Resources is a leading provider of professional operations and maintenance services for community water and wastewater systems in Middle America. The company prides itself in its unique understanding of the needs of communities in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Kansas.