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Dianne’s Fine Desserts Earns Governor’s Safety Award

MSCLe Center, Minn. – Dianne’s Fine Desserts will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on May 18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Dianne’s Fine Desserts is one of 266 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

“We thank Dianne’s Fine Desserts for its commitment to safety,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “These efforts protect workers, strengthen the organization and benefit the community as a whole.”

Mike Knowles, CEO of Dianne’s Fine Desserts, commented, “Since our company’s founding, there has been no greater priority than the safety of our employees. We are proud to accept this award on behalf of our entire team. We’d like to thank the Minnesota Safety Council for everything it does to encourage safety in the workplace.”

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:

  • Meritorious Achievement (115 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.
  • Outstanding Achievement (108 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51%-90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
  • Award of Honor (43 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.

Dianne’s Fine Desserts received the Meritorious Achievement Award.
The Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 83rd Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. 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 (“accidents”).

About Dianne’s Fine Desserts
A leading provider of premium frozen thaw-and-serve desserts to the foodservice and in-store retail industries, Dianne’s Fine Desserts® has been serving up inspiring, mouth-watering and memorable desserts for over 35 years. The Company’s product line includes cheesecakes, layer cakes, pies and tarts, brownies/bars and individual minis and specialty desserts; all created at three state of the art GFSI certified manufacturing facilities, including the Company’s private label in-store bakery provider, Daystar Desserts, creator of the World’s Best Cheesecakes. Dianne’s Fine Desserts has strong core markets, an established customer base and product lines that anticipate consumer demand and support customer initiatives and goals.