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Press Release from Melissa Vince of Ohio BWC

LIMA – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) honored 49 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 West Central Ohio Safety Council, received BWC’s 100% Award during the Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony today.

“A healthy workforce is crucial to ensuring that Ohio’s economy remains strong, and I applaud these businesses for their commitment to workplace safety,” said Governor DeWine. “These Allen County employers have demonstrated a commitment to safety, and I congratulate them on this special recognition.”

Local employers recognized with the the 100% Award include:

Adriel, Inc.

Allen County Council on Aging

American Trim, OCP

Area Agency on Aging 3

Bluffton University

BRP Manufacturing Company

Budde Sheet Metal Works, Inc.

Comfort Keepers

Custom Staffing Lima

Custom Staffing-Wapakoneta

Degen Excavating Co., Inc.

Fort Amanda Specialties LLC

Frost Roofing Inc.

Guardian, Lima

Habitat for Humanity

HCF Management, Inc.

Hydrofresh LTD

INEOS Lima Chemicals

Innocor Foam Techologies

Interdyne Corp.

International Tank Service, Inc.

Jacobs Industrial Services

Kahle Electric Inc.

Krendl Machine Co.

LaKing Trucking Inc.

Lima Millwork

Lima Sheet Metal

M & W Construction

Manpower

McBride Brothers, Inc.

R. A. Flynn & Son, Inc.

R.D. Jones Excavating, Inc.

Smith-Boughan, Inc.

Sparta Electric Inc.

Spencerville Local Schools

T & D Interiors, Inc.

Thermal Technology

Trisco Systems, Inc.

Tuttle Construction, Inc.

Warehouse Associates, LP

Wright Distribution Center

Wright Logistics

Wright Pallet, Inc.

Wright Refuse Inc.

Allen County Regional Transit Authority

Allied Environmental Services, Inc.

Hoffman Analytic Services, Inc. Alloway

Toledo Mechanical Insulation (Lima)

Lost Creek Healthcare & Rehabilitation

“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/CEO 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 104 local businesses that received awards. The council also honored employers in three other award categories.

The West Central Ohio 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.