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Local businesses recognized for workplace safety

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has recognized 10 area employers for keeping their employees safe on the job.

The employees received BWC’s Special Award for Safety during the annual awards ceremony of the Huron County Safety Council, on of more than 80 across the that serve as partners in BWC’s efforts to educate employees and workers about the importance of workplace safety.

The award recognizes businesses that have gone at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without an injury resulting in a day or more BWC - Special Award for Safety away from work.

“I applaud these employers for their achievement and for understand that making safety a priority is one of the most important steps they can take to keep their employees healthy and productive, and their workers’ compensation costs down,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. “Workplace injury claims in Ohio are down by half over the last ten years in part because of attentive employers that put safety first by utilizing resources like safety councils and using the knowledge they gain to instill safety at their workplaces.”

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.

Safety councils annually honor members with strong safety records.

Huron county employers recognized with the Special Award for Safety include:

David Price Metal Services, Inc. – 911,330 hours worked.
DeLaney Staffing Group- 913,120 hours worked.
Kaiser-Wells, Inc.-552,817 hours worked
Lakepark Industries, Inc.- 520,451 hours worked.
New Horizons Baking Company-1,112,683 hours worked. PolyOne Corp.-551,832 hours worked..

In addition to the Special Award for Safety, other awards such as the Group Award for Safety, the 100 percent Award were also given to various local businesses.

Visit bwc.ohio.gov to learn more about joining a safety council.