Showing that safety does matter on the job, 10 Muskingum County (Ohio) businesses were recently recognized for their success in keeping their employees safe on the job.
The businesses were recognized during a meeting of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Safety Council, one of more than 80 across the state that serve as partners in the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) efforts to educate employers and workers about the importance of workplace safety.
Each business received a Special Award, reserved for companies that reached at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work.
Safety is Paramount to Business Success
“Their impressive safety records show these businesses have thoughtfully incorporated safety into their operations,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. “They recognize that keeping their workforce safe and healthy is not only the right thing to do; it is paramount to the success of their businesses. I applaud them and encourage more participation in safety councils, which provide an outstanding forum for networking, and safety education and training.”
Safety councils are organized by local business organizations to inform participants of new safety standards and regulations, products and services, and provide a thorough knowledge of topics, including occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation and risk management education.
Each year, safety councils honor members with strong safety records at annual awards events. In addition to the Special Award, the Group Award recognizes the lowest incident rate in each group; the 100% Award goes to employers with zero injuries or illnesses resulting in a day or more away from work in the previous calendar year; and the Achievement Award recognizes employers that experienced a 25-percent reduction in incident rate from the previous year.
Companies recognized recently for hours worked without an injury include:
• AK Steel Corporation – 4,465,625 hours worked
• Ardagh Group – 678,811 hours worked
• AutoZone, Inc. – 1,500,190 hours worked
• Dollar General Distribution Center – 2,816,152 hours worked
• Finley Fire Equipment Co., Inc. – 880,261 hours worked
• Genesis HealthCare System – 3,109,257 hours worked
• Miba Bearings US, LLC – 595,492 hours worked
• Mt. Perry Foods, Inc. – 697,714 hours worked
• Muskingum Starlight Industries – 1,697,674 hours worked
• O-I – 1,054,084 hours worked
Author Kori Shafer-Stack, Editor, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in post-injury response procedures and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com. Contact: email@example.com.
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