May 19, 2008
Do you know of a business or organization that has made a commitment to reduce work-related injuries and illnesses by implementing a worksite health and safety program?
For nearly 20 years, the Workers’ Compensation Commission has presented awards for excellence and innovation in the area of safety and health. Previous award winners represented healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace and state or local government throughout Connecticut. Programs identified for recognition included ergonomics, safety and health committee work, wellness, return to work, and on-site primary care. Working together, employers and employees have been rewarded by decreased workers’ compensation costs, increased productivity and improved morale.
Our purpose in offering these awards is twofold:
We applaud the efforts of our past winners and invite you to participate in the nominating process for our Safety & Health Awards for 2007. Following is a list and brief description of the award categories as well as examples of achievements we will be considering. Do not feel limited by the descriptions listed; they are just examples. Any progressive, creative, and above all, successful program will be considered.
There will be five (5) awards presented for each of the following three categories:
This award is for the business or organization that has made a significant contribution in the field of occupational safety in Connecticut.
- Copies of safety committee meeting minutes from the 2007 calendar year must be submitted.
- Submit OSHA 300 log and 300A summary form from 2007 and 2008. Please include your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code and Industry.
- Include copies of all safety and health programs and/or a safety manual.
This award is for the business or organization that has made a significant contribution in the field of occupational safety and health in Connecticut.
When nominating an organization for an award, include all of the above plus supporting documents and a list of the accomplishments. Please include the name, address, and telephone number of the contact person at the organization being nominated. (This includes nominating yourself, a client, a private industry or business, a state or local government agency or a safety and health organization.)
PLEASE SEND NOMINATIONS—BY AUGUST 1, 2008—TO:
Workers’ Compensation Commission
21 Oak Street - 4th floor
Hartford, CT 06106
If you have any questions or need clarification on any of the above award requirements, please call David Cohen at (860) 493-1591.
Thank you for your help in this endeavor, and remember, everyone who participates in a health and/or safety program is a winner.