PIQUA – Miami County employers have been recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for going at least six months and 500,000 man-hours without a workplace safety incident that caused a worker to miss a day or more of work.
Each employer received the bureau’s Special Award for Safety during the Miami County Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony yesterday.
“Maintaining a safe workplace requires real work and commitment, which isn’t easy given all the challenges related to operating a business,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “I commend these employers and their workers for making safety a top priority and for their example to other businesses. We want all workers in Ohio to return home safely each day after their shift.”
Local employers recognized with the Special Award for Safety include:
• Bowser-Morner – 1,036,570 hours worked
• Captor Corporation – 2,484,164 hours worked
• Circuits & Cables, L.L.C. – 1,564,252 hours worked
• City of Tipp City – 577,957 hours worked
• Council on Rural Service – 506,809 hours worked
• F & P America – 1,355,055 hours worked
• Industry Products Company – 1,527,955 hours worked
• Lord Corporation – 2,184,145 hours worked
• Miami East Local School District – 2,657,433 hours worked
• Piqua City Schools – 1,215,157 hours worked
• Piqua Pizza Supply Co., Inc. – 503,411 hours worked
• PSC Crane & Rigging – 1,611,726 hours worked
• Regal Beloit – 604,883 hours worked
• Repacorp Label Products – 542,220 hours worked
• Spinnaker Coating, LLC – 735,640 hours worked
• The Hampshire Company – 1,039,567 hours worked
• Troy City Schools – 1,976,496 hours worked
• UTC Aerospace System/Goodrich Corp. – 1,858,315 hours worked
In addition to the Special Award for Safety, the council also honored local businesses in three other award categories, including:
• The Group Award for Safety — Recognizes businesses with the lowest incident rate within its business/industry type;
• The 100% Award — Recognizes businesses with zero injuries or illnesses resulting in a day or more away from work in the previous calendar year;
• The Achievement Award — Recognizes businesses with a 25-percent or more reduction in incident rates from the previous year.
The Miami County Safety Council is one of more than 80 across the state that partner with BWC to educate employers and workers about the importance of workplace safety. Organized by local business groups, the councils educate members on new safety standards and regulations, products and services and the latest on a variety of related topics, including occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation and risk management. Visit bwc.ohio.gov to learn more about Ohio’s one-of-a-kind Safety Council Program.