The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation recognized 54 local companies for excellence in workplace safety at the Orrville Area Safety Council annual awards luncheon May 9. The event, sponsored by Aultman Orrville Hospital and Orrville Pointe, was held in the community room at White’s Ford, 1780 N Main. Seventy-nine people were in attendance.
Keith Gaydosh, Affinity Consultants presented an informative session on the topic of, Sustainability and Services, such as, storm water pollution and prevention, safety program and development training and OSHA updates.
Dawn Gates, Loss Prevention Supervisor for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation was on hand to present 61 awards to 54 Orrville Area companies for excellence in safety practices.
Awards were presented in four categories. Many companies were honored with awards in multiple categories.
Special recognition awards were presented to 12 companies that accumulated at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without a lost-time injury. Recipients included: Aultman Orrville Hospital, Bekart - Contours, Ferro Corporation, General Building Maintenance Corp, Gerber Poultry, Jarrett Logistics Systems, Orrvilon, The Quality Castings Company, The Scotts Miracle Gro Company, The Will-Burt Company, Venture Products and White’s Ford.
Achievement Awards were earned by 9 companies in recognition for decreasing their incident rate by at least 25 percent from the previous year. Recipients included: Blake's Diesel Care, Brenn Field Nursing Center, City of Orrville, Magic Garage Door, Orrvilla, P Graham Dunn, REFCOTEC, Samaritan Care and Southwood Lumber & Pallet.
100% Awards were earned by 44 companies for working an entire year without a lost time injury or illness.
Group Awards were earned by 14 companies with the lowest incident rate in their industry group.
Orrville Area Safety Council was recognized by the Ohio BWC as one of the top thirteen safety council programs in the state.
Enroll now to earn a rebate of up to 4% on workers compensation premiums simply by joining and actively participating in Orrville Area Safety Council monthly lunch and learn meetings. Deadline to enroll for 2018-2019 program year is July 31st. Contact Jen Epling, at the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce for more information, 330-682-8881.