SE Ohio employers receive safety awards

Staff Report

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Five Southeastern Ohio employers were recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for their strong workplace safety records.

The businesses received BWC’s Special Award for Safety for at least 500,000 hours and six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work.

“These employers have not only received a special recognition for an outstanding accomplishment, they more importantly have demonstrated a commitment to sending their workers home safely each night,” said BWC Acting Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “I encourage each Ohio employer to strive for zero workplace injuries by making safety a high priority, which can help prevent claims and lower workers’ compensation costs.”

The awards were presented during the annual awards meeting of the Southeastern Ohio Safety Council, one of more than 80 across the state that serve as partners in BWC’s efforts to educate employers and workers about the importance of workplace safety. 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.

Area employers recognized with the Special Award for Safety include:

  • Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. — 1,733,567 hours worked
  • GKN Sinter Metals LLC — 1,118,472 hours worked
  • Ohio Valley Bank — 1,028,190 hours worked
  • Ohio Valley Home Health Inc. — 524,306 hours worked
  • Village of Gallipolis — 600,351 hours worked

In addition to the Special Award for Safety, various local businesses received the Group Award for Safety, the 100 Percent Award or the Achievement Award.

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