Shelby County employers receive workplace safety awards

Staff report

COLUMBUS — Twenty-one Shelby County 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 Shelby County 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.

Area employers recognized with the Special Award for Safety include:

• Advanced Composites Inc. – 1,173,674 hours worked

• Airstream – 732,927 hours worked

• American Trim LLC – 1,429,481 hours worked

• Baumfolder Corporation – 658,670 hours worked

• Continental Employment Services – 610,952 hours worked

• Continental Express Driver Leasing – 610,948 hours worked

• Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. – 1,527,737 hours worked

• Fairlawn Local School District – 500,885 hours worked

• FDL Automation & Supply Co. – 606,494 hours worked

• Freshway Foods – 1,603,576 hours worked

• Holloway Sportswear Inc. – 1,961,397 hours worked

• Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. – 3,322,310 hours worked

• Lochard, Inc. – 801,535 hours worked

• Plastipak Packaging Inc. – 1,044,802 hours worked

• Plygem – 859,653 hours worked

• Primary EyeCare Associates Inc. – 973,666 hours worked

• Ross Casting & Innovation, Inc. – 601,315 hours worked

• SMT Industries Inc. – 603,702 hours worked

• Sapa Extrusions North America – 1,218,074 hours worked

• Shelby County – 1,465,955 hours worked

• Slagle Mechanical Contractors Inc. – 503,031 hours worked

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

Staff report