78R13315 JHS-D

By:  Giddings                                                     H.R. No. 1035

WHEREAS, Richmond State School has received the 2002 Texas State Agency Safety Excellence Award for its efforts to improve and maintain on-campus safety; and WHEREAS, This prestigious award is presented to the state agency that has shown the most improvement in increasing safety awareness among its personnel and that has demonstrated a commitment to improving work environments, equipment, materials, operations, and all other facets of workplace safety; and WHEREAS, To be nominated for this award, the agency must first earn the Texas State Agency Safety Gold Award, which is presented to those state agencies that have shown a decrease in injury frequency rate of 50 percent or more in comparison to the agency's five-year injury frequency rate average; and WHEREAS, Through the development of programs that focus on the health and safety of those individuals who live and work on the school's campus, the administrators at Richmond State School have addressed the issues of injury and accidents on campus; and WHEREAS, Superintendent Al Barrera and assistant superintendent Monty Chamberlin have played key roles in encouraging employee involvement in safety issues, and the school's five subcommittees on workplace safety help to ensure the promotion of safety throughout the campus; and WHEREAS, Receiving the Texas State Agency Safety Excellence Award rewards the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of agency personnel, and it is an honor to recognize Richmond State School and its staff at this time; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 78th Texas Legislature hereby congratulate the students, faculty, and administration of Richmond State School on receiving the 2002 Texas State Agency Safety Excellence Award and extend best wishes to those individuals associated with this fine institution.