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Forsyth County Departments Honored with NC Safety Awards

Posted on 7/11/2014 by Barbara Cassidy

Forsyth County Departments Honored with NC Safety Awards

North Carolina Department of Labor Safety awards are given to employers that have above-average worker safety and health programs. To qualify for a safety award, the employer must have no fatalities and have maintained an incident rate at least 50% below the average for the industry group. The Gold Award is based on the OSHA DART rate that is 50% below the industry average for days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. The Silver Award is based only on cases with days away from work. Employers must have a minimum of 10 employees to participate in the program.

“A safety award shows employees and the community that you are committed to a safe work environment,” state Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. “A good safety record is something to be proud of, and employers deserve to be recognized for their efforts.”

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Sara Warmuth, General Services, Teresa Everhart, Finance and Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry

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Teresa Everhart, Finance, Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, Christopher Davis, Fire Department and Dan Ozimek, Emergency Services.

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Safety Award

This is the second year that Forsyth County has participated in the program. County departments honored for their safety records were:

First Year Gold Awards

  • Animal Control
  • General Services - Grounds Maintenance Division
  • Youth Services

Second Year Gold Awards

  • Central Library
  • Commissioner’s and Manager’s Office
  • Emergency Services – EMS
  • Emergency Services – Fire Department
  • Environmental Assistance and Protection
  • Finance
  • General Services
  • Management Information Services
  • Public Health Administration
  • Public Health – Highland Ave
  • Register of Deeds
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff’s Office Detention Center
  • Social Services
  • Tax Administration
  • Triad Park