WS Wins 2017 Employee Safety Awards

WS Wins 2017 Employee Safety Awards
August 09
00:00 2018

City departments and facilities received 42 gold and seven silver awards in the N.C. Department of Labor’s annual safety awards program. The awards recognized city departments or city facilities with 10 or more employees that achieved and maintained good safety records during 2017, and maintained accurate records for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Nick Webster, the city’s risk manager, said, “These awards show a commitment to safety that goes beyond individual employees and departments and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to growing and maintaining a thriving safety culture.  I’m very proud of the employees at the winning locations, as well as my staff for the hard work they’ve done to earn these well-deserved awards.” 

To qualify for an annual safety award, a city department or facility must have had no fatalities during the calendar year at the site or location for which the award was given and have maintained an injury and illness rate at least 50 percent below the national average for its particular industry group.

Gold awards are based on the DART rate, a standardized calculation used by OSHA and other regulatory agencies to compare statistically significant data. DART stands for Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers, and is a measure of injury and illness per 200,000 work hours for 100 full-time equivalent employees. It measures days lost as well as days a worker is on restricted duty or transferred to other duties because of an injury or work-related illness.

Silver awards are based on the CDAW rate. CDAW stands for injury and illness Cases with Days Away from Work, but does not include restricted activity.

Receiving gold awards were:

*Bolton Street Pool and Park, 1590 Bolton St.

*Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, 100 E. First St.

*City Hall, 101 N. Main St.

*Community Development Department, 100 E. First St. Suite 423

*DOT Parking Deck Operations, 100 E. First St. Suite 307

*Elledge Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2801 Griffith Road

*Engineering Field Office, 1225 E. Fifth St.

*Fire Station 1, 652 Marshall St.

*Fire Station 3, 2995 N. Liberty St.

*Fire Station 5, 771 Palmer Lane

*Fire Station 6, 1717 W. Academy St.

*Fire Station 8, 2417 Reynolda Road

*Fire Station 11, 2745 Waughtown St.

*Fire Station 12, 3620 New Walkertown Road

*Fire Station 14, 5754 Shattalon Drive

*Fire Station 15, 4548 Shattalon Drive

*Fire Station 16, 1701 Pope Road

*Fire Station 17, 4295 Old Greensboro Road

*Fire Station 18, 1505 N. Peace Haven Road

*Fire Station 19, 4430 Glenn Hi Road

*Fire Station 20, 1305 Rural Hall-Bethania Station Road

*Fleet Services, 650 Stadium Drive, Bldg. #3

*Hanes Mill Road Landfill, 325 Hanes Mill Road

*Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road

*Manson Meads Complex, 2799 Griffith Road

*Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane

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