Darke County Safety Council members receive “Excellence in Safety” awards


GREENVILLE – Members of the Darke County Safety Council received Excellence in Safety Awards from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) during a recent awards ceremony hosted by its co-sponsor, the Darke County Chamber of Commerce.

Safety recognition awards are based on the individual company’s semi-annual report data submitted for the period of January through December 2014. The companies were recognized for their achievements with certificates from the BWC in four different categories. Some companies received multiple awards.

Special awards were presented to each member that accumulated at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without an injury or illness resulting in a day away from work; A.L. Smith Trucking, Inc., BASF Corporation, Brethren Retirement Community, Darke County, FPE, Inc., Midmark Corporation, Neff Motivation, Inc., Staffmark Investment LLC, and Village of Union City.

Achievement awards were presented to each member that decreased its incident rate by at least 25 percent from the previous year; Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., Continental Carbonic Products, Inc., Craft Tire, Inc., Darke County, Dick Lavy Trucking, Inc., Greenville Technology, Inc., Greenville Township Rescue, Integrity Ambulance Service, LLC, Midmark Corporation, PolyOne Designed Structures & Solutions, Ramco Electric Motors, and Whirlpool Corporation.

One-hundred percent awards were presented to each member that worked the entire calendar year without an injury or illness resulting in a day away from work; Buckeye Feed & Grain, Craft Tire, Inc., Darke County Chamber of Commerce, Fords Transmission Ltd., FPE, Inc., Greenville Federal, H&M Precision Concrete, LLC, Harold J. Pohl, Inc., Hobbs Trucking, Inc., J&A Construction, Inc., JAFE Decorating Inc., Jess Construction, Inc., Kremer Roofing Inc., McCabe Painting Service, Inc., Menke Consulting Inc., Mideast Machinery Movers Inc., Neff Motivation, Inc., Phelan Insurance Agency, Inc., PolyOne Designed Structures & Solutions, Ramco Electric Motors, Rebsco, Inc., Rowland Truck & Equipment, Inc., Safety 4U, LLC, Staffmark Investment LLC, Stateline Power Corp., The Andersons Marathon Ethanol, LLC, Village of Union City, Western Ohio Therapy Associates, and YMCA of Darke County.

Group awards were presented to members with the lowest incident rate in each group; BASF Corporation, Craft Tire, Inc., Fords Transmission Ltd., H&M Precision Concrete, LLC, Harold J. Pohl, Inc., JAFE Decorating Inc., Jess Construction, Inc., Neff Motivation, Inc., Norcold, Inc., Phelan Insurance Agency, Inc., PolyOne Designed Structures & Solutions, Ramco Electric Motors, Stateline Power Corp., Village of Union City, Western Ohio Therapy Associates, and YMCA of Darke County.

Safety Council Steering Committee Members are Chairman Kent Myers, Brumbaugh Construction Inc., Vice Chairman Jeff Francis, Phelan Insurance Agency, Secretary / Treasurer and Safety Council Manager Sharon Deschambeau, Darke County Chamber, Shelly Acker, Wayne HealthCare, Bob Heater, Safety 4U, LLC, Jerry McEldowney, Midmark Corporation, Sandy Peters, H&M Precision Concrete LLC, Shawn Sachs, The Andersons, and Ohio BWC Liaison Olivea DeLegal.

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