Six Utah companies, Murray City and a labor official have received awards from the Utah Labor Commission for their efforts in promoting safety last year.

The companies receiving awards are Ensign-Bickford; the Propulsion Group of Thiokol Corp.; Wasatch Crest Mutual Insurance Co.; Prime Machine; Layton Construction and FJC&N/W&R.Steve Richins, secretary/treasurer and business manager of the Utah Building and Construction Trades Council was honored by Utah Labor Commissioner R. Lee Ellertson.

"Individually, Steve Richins has probably done more to promote worker safety in Utah over the year than any other person. His unique style in supporting and promoting Utah workplace safety and health programs is recognized by his professional and caring attitude for employees," Ellertson said.