Six Local Employers Receive Safety Awards

KENTON – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) honored six 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 Hardin County Safety Council, received BWC’s 100% Award during the Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony.

“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 Governor DeWine. “These Hardin County employers have demonstrated a commitment to safety, and I congratulate them on this special recognition.”

Local employers recognized with the the 100% Award include:

.Ada Exempted Village Schools

.Cessna Transport Inc.

.Hardin Northern Local Schools

.Hedstrom West/Ball, Bounce & Sport

.Village of Forest

.Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance

“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% Award are among 13 local businesses that received awards. The council also honored employers in three other award categories.

The Hardin County 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.