Salem area employers honored with safety awards

SALEM – Thirteen Salem area employers were recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for their strong workplace safety records. The businesses received BWC’s Special Award for Safety for at least 500,000 hours and six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work.

“Of all the responsibilities that come with operating a business, none are more important than providing employees with a safe work environment,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. “I commend these employers for putting their best foot forward to minimize the possibility of accidents and injuries so their employees return home safely to their families every evening.”

The awards were presented during the annual awards meeting of the Salem Area Safety Council, one of more than 80 across the state that serve as partners in BWC’s efforts to educate employers and workers about the importance of workplace safety. Safety councils are organized by local business organizations to inform participants of new safety standards and regulations, products and services, and provide a thorough knowledge of topics, including occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation and risk management education.

Salem area employers recognized with the Special Award for Safety include:

CMI Industry Americas, Inc. – 720,526 hours worked

Columbus McKinnon – 547,830 hours worked

CTM Integration, Inc. – 567,598 hours worked

Dunkin Donuts – 992,929 hours worked

Fresh Mark – 1,043,324 hours worked

Haltec Corporation – 639,646 hours worked

Lyle Printing and Publishing Co. – 897,456 hours worked

Mikouis Enterprises, Inc. – 614,227 hours worked

MPI Label Systems – 2,506,243 hours worked

Quaker Mfg. Corp. – 1,955,752 hours worked

Salem Giant Eagle – 673,695 hours worked

Simmers Crane Design and Services – 1,396,190 hours worked

Vacu Form, Inc. – 556,508 hours worked

In addition to the Special Award for Safety, various local businesses received the Group Award for Safety, the 100 percent Award or the Achievement Award.