Vermont Gov. Douglas Seeks Nominees for Workplace Safety Award

December 28, 2005

Vermont Gov. James Douglas and the Vermont Department of Labor annually recognize employers that have made outstanding achievements in workplace safety and health.

The first annual Governor’s Workplace Safety Award was given out last March. The award in the category of smaller employer was presented to GPI Construction of Brattleboro and the award in the category of larger employer was presented to DEW Construction Corporation of Williston.

The Vermont Department of Labor is currently accepting nominations for these awards until February 15, 2006. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination to the Vermont Department of Labor. The nomination must be supported by information that demonstrates outstanding workplace safety. Relevant nomination criteria includes:

• Experience modification rate of 0.90 or less
• Existence of an active safety committee
• A three year history of no work fatalities or catastrophic injuries
• Additional evidence of outstanding safety, such as a significant number of days without a lost time injury

Once an employer has been nominated, the Vermont Department of Labor will send a letter to that employer notifying them of their nomination and requesting documentation that demonstrates that company’s commitment to workplace safety and health. Based on that documentation two new winners (one for the smaller employer category and the other for the larger employer category) will be selected.

Nominations may be submitted in writing to the:
Vermont Department of Labor
Attn: Becky Morris
National Life Bldg., Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-3401

or emailed to

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