The North Carolina Department of Labor is seeking applications for workplace safety award.
Safety awards are given to companies that have above-average worker safety and health programs.
“A safety award shows employees and the community that you are committed to a safe work environment,” State Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry says. “A good safety record is something to be proud of, and businesses deserve to be recognized for their efforts.”
Businesses that qualify for the award must meet two requirements. They must be free of fatalities at the site for which they are applying. The site’s injury and illness rate also must be at least 50 per cent below that of their industry’s average rate.
Award recipients will be honored in their communities throughout the state at safety awards banquets co-sponsored by the state’s Department of Labor and local chambers of commerce and other organizations.
Businesses can submit their applications until Feb. 15.