ARCHBOLD – Employers in the Black Swamp area 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 Black Swamp Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony last month.
“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:
• Potter Inc. – 750,697 hours worked
• Con Agra Foods – 821,093 hours worked
• Ney Oil Company – 957,044 hours worked
• Arps Dairy, Inc. – 724,080 hours worked
• Defiance College – 3,059,393 hours worked
• MATSU OHIO, INC. – 576,501 hours worked
• Haas Door Company – 540,573 hours worked
• Oldcastle Precast – 1,292,347 hours worked
• Edon Farmers Co-op – 568,726 hours worked
• B&B Molded Products – 515,756 hours worked
• Powers and Sons, LLC – 653,254 hours worked
• Cooper Farms Hatchery – 628,389 hours worked
• Lafarge North America – 1,272,554 hours worked
• Fulton Industries Inc. – 572,211 hours worked
• Defiance Metal Products – 1,208,722 hours worked
• Archbold Container Corp. – 2,060,682 hours worked
• Four County Career Center – 1,210,671 hours worked
• Altenloh Brinck & Co. U.S., Inc. – 1,395,638 hours worked
• Taylor Made Glass Systems – Ohio – 1,022,998 hours worked
• Northwest State Community College – 581,151 hours worked
• Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors – 1,033,025 hours worked
• Johns Manville Corporation – Plant #2 – 1,039,549 hours worked
• Johns Manville Corporation – Plant #8 – 647,702 hours worked
• Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center – 910,385 hours worked
• Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission – 1,257,144 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 Black Swamp 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.
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