“Safety is Westmoreland’s top priority and we congratulate the employees of the Absaloka and Savage mines for this wonderful achievement,” said Keith E. Alessi, president and CEO, Westmoreland Coal. “These recognitions are a testament to our entire team’s commitment to providing a healthy and safe work environment.” The Governor’s Award for Health and Safety is the highest honor given by the State of Montana for recognition of an employer’s commitment to excellence in workplace safety and health.