Black Swamp Area Employers Receive Workplace Safety Awards

Twenty-six Black Swamp area employers were recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for their strong workplace safety records. The businesses received BWC’s Special Award for Safety for at least 500,000 hours and six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work.

“These employers have not only received a special recognition for an outstanding accomplishment, they more importantly have demonstrated a commitment to sending their workers home safely each night,” said BWC Acting Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “I encourage each Ohio employer to strive for zero workplace injuries by making safety a high priority, which can help prevent claims and lower workers’ compensation costs.”

The awards were presented during the annual awards meeting of the Black Swamp Area Safety Council, 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. 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.

Black Swamp area employers recognized with the Special Award for Safety include:

•A&P Tool Inc. – 505,331 hours worked
•Altenloh Brinck & Co. U.S., Inc. – 891,947 hours worked
•Archbold Container Corp. – 1,733,972 hours worked
•Arps Dairy, Inc. – 686,240 hours worked
•Con Agra Foods – 575,606 hours worked
•Cooper Farms Hatchery – 538,010 hours worked
•Defiance College – 2,736,297 hours worked
•Defiance County – 948,801 hours worked
•Four County Career Center – 898,671 hours worked
•GT Technologies – 720,800 hours worked
•Johns Manville Corporation – Plant #2 – 616,048 hours worked
•Johns Manville Corporation – Plant #8 – 1,725,194 hours worked
•Lafarge North America – 1,112,044 hours worked
•Miller Brothers Construction – 616,660 hours worked
•Ney Oil Company – 881,871 hours worked
•Oldcastle Precast – 1,046,449 hours worked
•Parkview Physicians Group – MCHA – 1,295,301 hours worked
•Potter Inc. – 651,659 hours worked
•Powers and Sons, LLC – 601,716 hours worked
•Sauder Manufacturing Co. – 1,628,113 hours worked
•Taylor Made Glass Systems – Ohio – 704,061 hours worked
•Tri-County Block & Brick, Inc. – 775,640 hours worked
•Village of Archbold – 580,881 hours worked
•Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors – 535,656 hours worked
•Conversion Technologies International, Inc. – 577,757 hours worked
•Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission – 1,046,080 hours worked

In addition to the Special Award for Safety, various local businesses received the Group Award for Safety, the 100% Award or the Achievement Award.
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