Polar Tank Trailer Earns Governor’s Safety Award

Jun 1, 2021 | Press Release

Athens, Tenn. – (June 1, 2021) – Polar Tank Trailer was recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the 2021 Virtual Minnesota Safety and Health Conference, held May 4-5. Polar Tank Trailer was one of 221 employers honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

“In a year that challenged all of us in ways we never imagined, we were very pleased to recognize Polar Tank Trailer for their award,” said Paul Aasen, President of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Safety demands extraordinary attention in a normal year, double that attention this past year. Thank you, Polar Tank Trailer, for keeping your employees safe.”

“Polar Tank has had an exceptional year, earning two internal awards for 2020 safety performance,” said Randall Swift, CEO, Engineered Transportation International. “Now to receive this external recognition as well is validation of their hard work. I am very proud of our Polar team.”

Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels:

  1. Meritorious Achievement (63 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
  2. Outstanding Achievement (106 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incidence rates that are 51 to 90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
  3. Award of Honor (52 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.

Polar Tank Trailer received the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award in Occupational Safety.

About the Minnesota Safety Council
The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries on the road, at work, at home and in the community.

About Polar Tank Trailer
Polar Tank Trailer is one of North America’s largest producers of custom-built stainless and aluminum tank trailers. The company maintains three manufacturing facilities in Holdingford, MN, Athens, TN, and Juarez, Mexico, where it produces a full line of products for crude oil, hot oil, refined fuels, propane, chemicals, corrosives, food products and other bulk commodities.

Polar Tank Trailer is an Engineered Transportation International company, a leading manufacturer of tank trailers, oilfield capital equipment and related components used in the oil & gas industry. Polar Tank Trailer is headquartered in Holdingford, MN. For more information about Polar Tank Trailer, visit polartank.com.