EATON — The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has again recognized several Preble County employers for keeping their employees safe on the job.
The employers received the Special Award for Safety during the 10th annual awards ceremony of the Preble County Safety Council, held Wednesday, April 20. The PCSC is 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, according to officials.
The award recognizes businesses which have gone at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work.
Preble County employers recognized with the Special Award for Safety for 2015 included: National Trail Local Schools, Preble Shawnee Local Schools, Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC, Silfex Corporation, Vancrest Health Care Center, Timken Steel’s St. Clair Plant, and Twin Valley Community Local Schools.
In addition to the Special Award for Safety, other awards presented included the 2015 “100 percent” awards, and “Multi-Awards.”
The 2015 100 Percent Award recipients included Birchwood Genetics, Complete Therapy Care, Inc., Lowman Metal Shop, Lakengren Water Authority, Village of Lewisburg, Foster’s Home Improvement, LLC, Camden Somers Fire Department, Timken Steel’s St. Clair Plant, Twin Valley Community Local Schools and Weber’s Body & Frame, Inc. These employers had staffs who worked the entire year without an illness or injury resulting in a day away from work.
Multi-Awards for 2015 were presented to Bullen Ultrasonics, Inc., L&M Products, National Trail Local Schools, Pratt Industries Lewisburg Corrugator, Preble County Council on Aging, Inc., Rexarc International, Inc., Tri-County North Local School District, Trucks and Parts of Ohio, and Vancrest Health Care Center.
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 ranging from occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation, risk management education and more. Safety councils annually honor members with strong safety records. The Safety Council is a program offered by the Preble County Chamber of Commerce.
Attendees to this year’s event were treated to a luncheon catered by Charlotte’s Banquet & Catering. Featured speaker for the afternoon was Sarah Towning, president of Columbus Corporate Wellness LLC, Co-Chair for the Central Region of the Healthy Ohio Business Council and Vice Chair for the Ohio BWC Safety Congress Wellness Committee.