Work safe. Serve others.
Investing in Safety
KEMI is committed to promoting safer workplaces throughout Kentucky. In addition to the library of resources we offer, KEMI provided the following safety services in 2017:
CPR Training Saves Lives
On July 14, 2017, two City of Covington employees were working at Kenny Shields Park when they discovered a person who was face down in a puddle of water and mud. Department of Public Improvement employees Zach Sullivan and William Thompson responded quickly by calling 9-1-1 and administering CPR – training they had just completed with KEMI less than a month prior – and once they started compressions the victim showed signs of life. They continued CPR until first responders arrived, and the victim was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.
“We never know when an emergency will occur,” said Bob Stark, risk manager for the city, “but thanks to proper training these two men were able to assess the situation and respond accordingly, saving another man’s life.”
We care about our community.
In 2017, KEMI employees served more than 50 charitable organizations throughout Kentucky. Whether mentoring at-risk students in Fayette County, serving a meal to families in need in Jefferson County, or engaging hundreds of kids at Camp UNITE in Whitley County, our employees are passionate about giving their time and resources to serve others.
KEMI encourages employees to invest time serving in the community. As part of our Volunteer Hours program, our team collectively spent more than 1,700 hours serving various charities, including the American Heart Association, God's Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, and many more.
Our employees generously donated more than $12,000 to support organizations such as AnJay’s Kids, a charity that helps kids maintain their sense of pride and self-confidence by providing free customized hair replacement if they have suffered hair loss due to cancer or other life changing events.
Charlie's Second Chance
Charlie spent more than 30 years in prison. Following his release in 2015, Charlie applied for a program through Advance Lexington called Jobs for Life. As part of the program, Charlie attended a KEMI safety training class and made quite an impression on Zach Boggs, a KEMI loss education and safety representative.
Charlie's story is one of hard work, helping hands and second chances. Watch it here.