Local companies honored as safe workplaces


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WILMINGTON – Twenty-eight employers in Clinton, Highland and Fayette counties have earned recognition from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for reaching a year without workplace injuries or illnesses that kept workers away from work for more than a day.

The employers received BWC’s 100% Award during the Highland/Fayette/Clinton Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony.

“Accolades aside, I’m sure there is no better reward for these employers than to see their employees go home safely to their families after each shift,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “Keeping workers healthy and productive is the type of commitment that we need to build a culture of safety in every Ohio workplace.”

Local employers recognized with the the 100% Award include:

• Alkermes

• Clinton County

• Clinton Memorial Hospital — Wilmington Physicians

• Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce

• Village of Blanchester

• Connection

• Domtar

• Greenfield Research Inc.

• Highland Computer Forms Inc.

• Highland County Community Action

• Highland County District Library

• Hillsboro City Schools

• Kennel Installations, Inc.

• Miami Trace Local School District

• Mid Atlantic Storage Systems Inc.

• Mid-Ohio Landscape Contractors

• Ralph Bloom Trucking LLC

• RT Process

• Southern State Community College

• Tom Pitzer Trucking, LLC

• Transformative Wellness LLC

• Turning Point Applied Learning Center

• Universal Forest Products Inc.

• Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC

• Vermeer of Southern Ohio, Inc.

• Village of Greenfield

• Waddell Manufacturing

• Washington Court House City Schools

Recipients of the 100% Award are among 36 local businesses that received awards. The council also honored employers in three other award categories:

• The Special Award for Safety recognizes employers with at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work.

• The Group Award for Safety recognizes employers with the lowest incident rate within their business/industry type;

• The Achievement Award recognizes employers that reduced incident rates from the previous year by 25-percent or more.

The Highland/Fayette/Clinton 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. Visit bwc.ohio.gov to learn more about Ohio’s Safety Council Program.

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