Jefferson’s Ferry Workplace Safety Programs Earn State Recognition

New York State Department of Labor issued three certificates to Jefferson's Ferry for its implementation of three programs.

South Setauket, NY, January 11, 2019 --( Jefferson’s Ferry Life Plan Retirement Community was recently recognized by the New York State Department of Labor for a trio of programs aimed at ensuring the safety of its employees. NYSDOL Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon issued three certificates to Jefferson’s Ferry for its implementation of Safety Incentive, Return to Work and Drug & Alcohol Prevention programs that satisfy the requirements of the state’s Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Incentive Program (WSLPIP).

The purpose of the WSLPIP is to help reduce occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplace as well as the costs associated with them, and to return injured employees to work as quickly and safely as possible. The incentive program approvals granted by the state are effective for a period of three years, January 1, 2019-December 31, 2021, and are contingent upon the employer’s submission of annual reports to the NYSDOL. The incentive credit received is then applied by Jefferson’s Ferry’s insurance carrier and results in a drop in its workers’ compensation costs.

“We are pleased to be able to implement all three of the safety programs outlined by the State Department of Labor for our valued employees,” said Robert E. Caulfield, President and CEO of Jefferson’s Ferry. “Taking precautionary measures and ensuring the highest level of safety in the workplace is integral to the operation of any organization, and it allows us to continue maximizing our efficiency.”

About Jefferson’s Ferry (
Jefferson’s Ferry is a nonprofit Life Plan community for active adults age 62 and above, with Independent living cottages, apartments, assisted living, and a quality health care center all on one site. Located in South Setauket, a vibrant community along Long Island’s north shore, Jefferson’s Ferry is surrounded by various attractions, shopping, beaches, theaters, and a world-renowned university. Jefferson’s Ferry offers exceptional living and amenities, including restaurants, fitness center, indoor pool, computer center, library, recreational areas, gardens, and gazebos. A mix of cultural excursions, civic activities, and a community of residents who participate in shaping Jefferson’s Ferry’s future, ensures a spirited and engaged lifestyle.

The Vincent Bove Health Center at Jefferson’s Ferry earned a 5-star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and was named a “Best Of” nursing home by U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson’s Ferry as a whole received the industrywide Community Choice Award for resident satisfaction and engagement and FitchRatings has assigned Jefferson’s Ferry a BBB+ bond rating. Locally, Jefferson’s Ferry has consistently been voted Best Retirement Community and Best Assisted Living on Long Island by The Long Island Press. Jefferson’s Ferry has also regularly been recognized for Excellence by the Hauppauge Industrial Association’s Business Achievement Awards program.
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