ARCHBOLD — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) honored 57 local employers for reaching one year without workplace injuries or illnesses that kept workers away from work for more than a day.
The employers, members of the Black Swamp Safety Council, received BWC’s 100% Award during the Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony.
“A healthy workforce is crucial to ensuring that Ohio’s economy remains strong, and I applaud these businesses for their commitment to workplace safety,” DeWine said. “These employers have demonstrated a commitment to safety, and I congratulate them on this special recognition.”
Local employers recognized with the 100% Award include: A&N Construction Inc.; A.R.S. Refuse Service, Inc.; Airmate Company Inc.; Anderson & Vreeland Midwest Inc.; AquaBlok; Archbold Container Corp.; Borderline Express; Bryan Packaging; Bryan Plastics Processing LLC; Clancy’s Cabinets LLC; Clemens Mobile Welding; Countertop Shop Ltd.; D&R Demolition Corp.; Dalton Corp. Stryker Machining; Defiance College; Dyco Manufacturing Inc.; Edon Farmers Co-op; Elwood Staffing; FCHC Medical Care LLC; Four County Career Center; G&M Media Packaging Inc.; Gendron, Inc.; Heer Excavating Inc.; Interstate Cold Storage Inc.; Jewell Grain Co.; Lafarge North America; Maumee Valley Bottlers Inc.; McDonalds’ Design & Build Inc.; Mel Lanzer Co.; Minteq International Inc.; N & R & G Recycling Inc.; Northwest Veterinary Hospital Inc.; Oldcastle Infrastructure; Operation One27 LLC; Powder Coatings Plus LLC; Quadco Rehabilitation Center; Republic Mills Inc.; Richland Co. & Associates Inc.; Richmond Machine Co.; Riley Tractor Parts Inc.; Rupp/Rosebrock Inc.; S & S Directional Boring; Service Master by McCann; Siebenaler Construction Co.; Silgan Containers; Tri-County Block & Brick Inc.; Van Order Pallet Co.; Village of Archbold; Village of Edgerton; Village of Paulding; Werlor Inc.; Conversion Technologies International Inc.; Elgin Service Center — Pioneer, LLC; North Western Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission; Oberlin Farms Demolition & Recycling LLC; and Terry Henricks Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Inc.
“Running a business is demanding, and I congratulate these employers for understanding there can be no compromising when it comes to workplace safety,” said BWC administrator/chief executive officer Stephanie McCloud. “Their success in preventing injuries is paying off with this recognition. More importantly, their workers are returning home each day injury free.”
Recipients of the 100% Award are among 100 local businesses that received awards.
The council also honored employers in three other award categories.
The Black Swamp Safety Council is one of more than 80 across the state that partner with BWC to educate employers and workers about the importance of workplace safety. Visit bwc.ohio.gov to learn more about Ohio’s Safety Council Program.