EATON — Preble County Safety Council held its 12th annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 16, at the Preble County Educational Service Center.
Preble County Safety Council was created by the Preble County Chamber of Commerce to serve members by providing a high-quality safety program for the business community of Preble County.
Through the hard work of the steering committee and the Preble County Safety Council members, the past few years have been very successful, according to Beth Salisbury, Safety Council Program Manager. Safety Council Steering Committee members and Bureau of Worker’s Compensation contacts include: Salisbury, Brian Purdy, Christine Bitner, Greg Rush, Virginia Lindsey, Leslie Collins, Susan Shamis and Michelle Francisco.
This year’s featured speaker was Brad Hurtig, who had an accident which led to the amputation of both of his hands. Hurtig overcame his disability and takes his message of workplace safety to businesses and organizations around the country.
Preble County Safety Council’s new $500 scholarship awards were presented to Audrey Chesney and Richard Salisbury.
Safety Council member organizations who were recognized this year included the following award winners:
2017 Special Awards
These businesses accumulated at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without an injury or illness resulting in a day away from work: L&M Products Inc., Preble County Commission, Preble Shawnee Local Schools, Vancrest Health Care Center, Silfex Corporation and Twin Valley Community Schools
2017 100 Percent Award
These businesses worked the entire calendar year without an injury or illness resulting in a day away from work: Camden Tire and Service LLC, Rexarc International Inc., Complete Therapy Care Inc., Foster’s Home Improvement LLC, MSD Environmental Services Inc., Performance Transport LLC, Lakengren Water Authority, Village of Lewisburg, Lowman Metal Shop Inc., Preble County Council on Aging Inc. Cincinnati Dayton Auto Drive Away, Weber’s Body & Frame Inc., Preble County Habitat for Humanity and Village of West Alexandria.
2017 Achievement Award
The Preble County Educational Service Center received the 2017 Achievement Award for decreasing its incident rate by at least 25 percent from the previous year.
Brubaker Grain & Chemical, Harvestland Co-op, L&M Products, National Trail Local School District, Preble County Commission, Silfex Corporation, TimkenSteel St. Clair Plant and Vancrest Health Care Center received 2017 Multi-Awards, for achieving in two or more categories.
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