Linetec Hires Jason Morrey as Safety Manager
October 5, 2020
Jason Morrey joined Linetec as a safety manager. He will collaborate across all departments to continue building on Linetec’s award-winning safety culture, say officials.
Reporting to Mike Schauls, vice president of operations, Morrey will be responsible for developing and leading the company’s safety programs, injury prevention and compliance initiatives. “Linetec’s culture and core values put safety as our first priority,” says Mike Schauls, Linetec’s vice president of operations. “Each department and every person plays a role in supporting the safety of our associates.”
Schauls says, “Linetec maintains an exceptional safety record far better than the three-year industry average.” Honoring its safety record and culture, Linetec won a 2017 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award from the Wisconsin Safety Council. For metal finishing and coating businesses, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports a three-year industry average injury incident rate of 5.0. To date, Linetec’s estimated incident rate is 1.0 for the 2020 calendar year.
Enhancing Linetec’s safety programs, Morrey draws from 24 years of manufacturing experience and more than a decade in safety, health, security and property protection programs. Most recently, he served as the corporate safety and health manager for Verso Corporation’s four paper manufacturing facilities and 2,800 employees. Prior to joining Verso in 2011, he served as a safety advocate for NewPage Corporation in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.