Fairview Range was recognized for superior performance in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on May 18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The organization is one of 266 employers that were honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.
“We thank Fairview Range for its commitment to safety,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “These efforts protect workers; strengthen the organization and benefit the community as a whole.”
“Employee safety is one of our top priorities and this award recognizes that.” said Deb Boardman, President and CEO, Fairview Range. “Safety concerns are always considered in everything we do, and we are committed to assuring that Fairview Range remains a safe place to work and practice.”
Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels:
- Meritorious Achievement (115 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
- Outstanding Achievement (108 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51%-90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
- Award of Honor (43 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.
Fairview Range received a Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety.
The Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 81st Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries (“accidents”).
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