Plumb Works Inc. Receives 2020 PHCC Safety Award

October 2, 2020
By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association

Owatonna, Minnesota — Federated Mutual Insurance Company proudly announces Plumb Works, Inc., is the 15th annual Safety First! PHCC Contractor of the Year.

Owner Jerome Sabol accepted the award Oct. 1 at the Annual Business Meeting of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), held during PHCCCONNECT2020. Plumb Works Inc., a family-owned plumbing service provider, has served the Atlanta, Georgia, area for more than 27 years.

The Safety First! Award recognizes PHCC contractors who take advantage of the resources Federated Insurance® offers to effectively implement sound risk management practices. With hundreds of clients eligible each year to receive this prestigious honor, it was Plumb Works Inc.’s vigilant approach to loss control that distinguished them amongst their peers.

Sabol and his employees embrace a culture of safety in their daily operations. The business frequently uses Federated’s risk management resources and training to refine their policies, such as pre-screening and monitoring drivers’ motor vehicle records. Central to their long list of safety driven best practices is a company policy handbook and comprehensive safety manual that outlines policies and procedures. The culture of safety at Plumb Works Inc is reinforced with safety signs throughout the workplace, including reminders about the importance of safe, no texting while driving signage. Sabol embraces safe driving as a priority by displaying a banner in his shop that reminds employees not to text and drive.

“We at Plumb Works are proud to partner with Federated Insurance,” Sabol said. “They are a very highly respected insurer that believes in professionalism and continually helping their clients train their employees. This, in turn, results in a safer work environment and enhances the culture of our company.”

Nate Oland, Senior National Account Executive, Federated Insurance, acknowledged Sabol’s ongoing commitment to safety. “He believes in continual improvement in his business and is always looking for risk management best practices to implement.”

Congratulations to Plumb Works Inc. for earning Federated’s Contractor of the Year award through their diligent attention to Safety First!

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Staff Writer
, PHCC-National Association
The PHCC-National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education and training to approximately 3,300 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 65,000 technicians.

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