More than 40 area businesses were recognized for having outstanding safety records at the 68th annual Hancock County Safety Council awards luncheon, held Thursday at the Findlay Country Club.
Area businesses and organizations were honored for their safety achievements by the safety council, a program of the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, and by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene.
Special awards were presented to 14 businesses accumulating at least 500,000 hours worked and at least six months without a lost-time injury.
- ADS/Hancor-South Plant, 1,193,170 hours worked.
- Ball Metal Container Group, 1,349,633 hours worked.
- Dow Chemical Co., 2,769,990 hours.
- Findlay City Schools, 2,207,887 hours.
- Findlay Country Club, 671,338 hours.
- Findlay Warehousing Co., 508,790 hours.
- Fresh Encounter, 814,109 hours.
- G.S.W. Manufacturing, 1,001,968 hours.
- Magnesium Elektron North America, 709,573 hours.
- Marathon Petroleum Corp., office, 20,286,030 hours.
- Nissin Brake Ohio, 2,602,488 hours.
- Roki-America Co., 1,403,730 hours.
- Upper Sandusky Village Schools, 607,976 hours.
- Wyandot Memorial Hospital, 506,265 hours.
Businesses working for the entire year without a lost-time injury or illness were awarded the 100% Award, and group awards were given to companies with the lowest incident rate in each group.
Achievement awards were presented to companies decreasing their incident rate by at least 25 percent from the previous year.
Other companies honored were: ACI Construction Co.; AMRI Findlay; Charles Construction Services; City Dry Cleaning; City Uniforms and Linen; Custom Staffing-Findlay; Ennis Inc.; Findlay Products Corp.; Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce; Friends Business Source; G2 Revolution; Great Scot; Good Samaritan of Arlington; H&O Services; Hancock County Agency on Aging; Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative; HG Handling Co.; Hyway Trucking Co.; Kirk Bros.; Kirk Bros. Masonry; Legacy Farmers Co-op; Liberty-Benton Schools; Marathon Petroleum Corp., aviation; Pride Transportation Co.; Primrose Retirement Community; Prism Propane; RCM Architects; Doepker Group; TJD Industrial Cleaning & Maintenance; Village of North Baltimore; and Wood County Hospital.
Keynote speaker was Steve Buehrer, administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. A former state senator, he was appointed as administrator in January 2011 by Gov. John Kasich.