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Safety Awards...

In conjunction with the Division of Safety & Hygiene, the safety councils present safety awards throughout Ohio to promote greater interest in the prevention of occupational accidents and disease. Members with the highest safety records are honored at annual awards events.

The safety council campaign is open to all companies, corporations, groups and employers in Ohio. Members work with their safety councils to determine accident records. Accident statistics are used for the purpose of determining eligibility for safety awards and are not reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or any other enforcement agency.

Awards are presented to qualifying businesses in the following categories:

• Group Award - lowest incident rate in each group;
• 100% Award - zero injuries or illnesses resulting in a day or more away from work in the previous calendar year;
• Achievement Award - 25-percent reduction in incident rate from the previous year;
• Special Award - at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work.

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