by: Joe Venhuizen, Director of Membership & Programs
Five local companies were recently recognized for outstanding achievement in workplace safety in 2018. At their Safety Day event on July 31st, the Envision Greater Fond du Lac Safety Council handed out their 2018 Safety Performance awards.
Applications were accepted from any business who achieved a low rate of incident or injury in the previous year. Achieving the top honor of Gold were Alliance Laundry Systems, J.F. Ahern Company, and Shea Electric & Communications. Marchant Schmidt Inc and W.W. Electric Motors were the recipients of the Silver level honor.
Companies qualified for the award by exceeding industry averages in either Recordable Incident Rate or Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) rate, or both.
“We were really happy to hand out these awards with a cash prize made possible by Society Insurance,” said Joe Venhuizen of Envision Greater Fond du Lac. “It’s encouraging to see that some companies right here in Fond du Lac are leading their industries when it comes to safety.”
The companies were recognized publicly in front of more than 70 attendees at Safety Day, an annual conference focusing on trends in safety, health and human resources.
At Safety Day, local and regional experts presented on hot topics like drugs in the workplace, workers compensation and reasonable suspicion.