Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, was recently recognized by the National Safety Council-Nebraska Chapter as one of Nebraska’s Safest Companies. Oatey’s Omaha-based manufacturing plant and distribution facility, which operates locally as the William H. Harvey Company, has earned this recognition for 10 consecutive years. For the third year in a row, Oatey has received the award with distinction.

The National Safety Council’s annual list of Nebraska’s Safest Companies celebrates 115 companies that make safety a priority, have a commendable safety program and impeccable safety records based on their industry and size. Honorees are selected through assessment of their injury records and safety data, safety program details and walk-through safety inspections. Oatey’s exemplary safety record is more than 50% better than the national average compared with its industry classification, qualifying the company for recognition with Distinction.

Oatey associates accepted the award on May 15 at the annual Celebration of Safety Luncheon, where Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen was in attendance.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized for the tenth time as one of Nebraska’s safest companies, and I am incredibly proud of the Oatey/William H. Harvey team for their diligence and commitment to safety,” said Matt Wilburn, director of operations at Oatey’s Omaha facility. “Congratulations to all of our associates on this distinguished award.”

“Winning a Nebraska’s Safest Company Award clearly illustrates a company’s commitment to ensuring that their team members return home safely to their families at the end of each workday. The Celebration of Safety honors the Nebraska organizations that have achieved excellence in safety this past year and we are proud to recognize their achievements in providing a safer Nebraska,” said Eric Koeppe, president and CEO of the National Safety Council in Nebraska. “We are honored that Governor Pillen will join us to recognize these Nebraska organizations.”