DELAWARE – Employers in the Delaware area have been recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for going at least six months and 500,000 man-hours without a workplace safety incident that caused a worker to miss a day or more of work.
Each employer received the bureau’s Special Award for Safety during the Delaware Area Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony May 9.
“Maintaining a safe workplace requires real work and commitment, which isn’t easy given all the challenges related to operating a business,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “I commend these employers and their workers for making safety a top priority and for their example to other businesses. We want all workers in Ohio to return home safely each day after their shift.”
Local employers recognized with the Special Award for Safety include:
- CompManagement Health Systems – 971,901 hours worked
- Delaware General Health District – 596,663 hours worked
- Employment Solutions – 511,726 hours worked
- EMS Inc. – 1,480,396 hours worked
- MS Capital Lighting LLC – 716,572 hours worked
- Ulrey Foods Inc./Flyers Pizza – 554,102 hours worked
- Village Academy Schools – 827,332 hours worked
In addition to the Special Award for Safety, the council also honored local businesses in three other award categories, including:
- The Group Award for Safety — Recognizes businesses with the lowest incident rate within its business/industry type;
- The 100% Award — Recognizes businesses with zero injuries or illnesses resulting in a day or more away from work in the previous calendar year;
- The Achievement Award — Recognizes businesses with a 25-percent or more reduction in incident rates from the previous year.
The Delaware Area Safety Council is one of more than 80 across the state that partner with BWC to educate employers and workers about the importance of workplace safety. Organized by local business groups, the councils educate members on new safety standards and regulations, products and services and the latest on a variety of related topics, including occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation and risk management. Visit bwc.ohio.gov to learn more about Ohio’s one-of-a-kind Safety Council Program.
Established in 1912, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation provides workers’ compensation insurance to 244,000 public and private Ohio employers. With nearly 1,900 employees and assets of approximately $27 billion, BWC is the largest state-run insurance system in the United States. Our mission is to protect Ohio’s workers and employers through the prevention, care and management of workplace injuries and illnesses at fair rates. For more, visit www.bwc.ohio.gov.
Information for this story was provided by the Ohio BWC.