Highland County employers earn safety award

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) recenlty honored 16 local employers for reaching one year without workplace injuries or illnesses that kept workers away from work for more than a day.

The employers, members of the Highland-Fayette-Clinton Safety Council, received BWC’s 100 Percent Award during the safety council’s annual awards ceremony today.

“A healthy workforce is crucial to ensuring that Ohio’s economy remains strong, and I applaud these businesses for their commitment to workplace safety,” said DeWine. “These Highland, Fayette and Clinton County employers have demonstrated a commitment to safety, and I congratulate them on this special recognition.”

Local employers recognized with the the 100 Percent Award include:

Fayette County Chamber of Commerce

Highland Computer Forms Inc.

Highland County Chamber of Commerce

Highland County District Library

Highland District Hospital

Lynchburg Area Joint Fire & Ambulance

Mid-Ohio Landscape Contractors

Ralph Bloom Trucking LLC

Tom Pitzer Trucking, LLC

Universal Forest Products Inc

Vermeer of Southern Ohio, Inc.

Village of Greenfield

W and W Dry Cleaners and Laundry Service

Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce

Ohio Valley Environmental Engineering, Inc.

Turning Point Applied Learning Center

“Running a business is demanding, and I congratulate these employers for understanding there can be no compromising when it comes to workplace safety,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud. “Their success in preventing injuries is paying off with this recognition. More importantly, their workers are returning home each day injury free.”

Recipients of the 100 Percent Award are among 39 local businesses that received awards. The council also honored employers in three other award categories.

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.

Submitted by Melissa Vince, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

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