Orrville Area Companies Recognized for Safety

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May 16, 2019
The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation recognized 49 local companies for excellence in workplace safety at the Orrville Area Safety Council Awards & CEO Breakfast on Wednesday, May 8th at The Pines in Orrville, Ohio.
 
Andrew Whited, Regional Safety, Health & Environmental Manager Bekaert Corporation delivered the Keynote address. Whited shared insights on the implementation of BeCare, Bekaert’s global safety excellence program. The program has been designed as a roadmap to establish safety objectives and has assisted the corporation to define and implement the safety practices that benefit all Bekaert locations worldwide.
 
“Upon implementing our BeCare Program in 2017 we had zero reportable injuries happen in the workplace.” stated Whited “The program is based on altering the behavioral habits of employees by raising their risk awareness and lowering their risk tolerance.”
 
Michelle Francisco, Safety Council Program Manager for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation presented 57 awards to 49 Orrville Area companies for excellence in safety practices. Francisco also complimented the Orrville Area Safety Council Steering Committee on the quality of their program and announced that the Council was one of 14 Finalists in the Ohio BWC’s Safety Council of the Year Competition.
 
Safety Awards were presented in four categories; Special, Achievement, 100% and Group Awards. Many companies were honored with awards in multiple categories. 
 
Special Awards were presented to 11 companies that accumulated at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without a lost-time injury. 
 
Bekaert Corporation
Ferro Corporation
General Building Maintenance Corporation
Gerber Poultry, Inc.
J Horst Manufacturing Company
JAG Healthcare Orrville Pointe
Jarrett Logistics Systems
Orrvilon, Inc.
P. Graham Dunn
Preferred Airparts, LLC
White’s Ford
 
Achievement Awards were earned by 9 companies in recognition for decreasing their incident rate by at least 25 percent from the previous year. 
 
Aultman Orrville Hospital
City of Orrville
City of Rittman
Gerber Farm Division
JAG Healthcare Orrville Pointe
K & B Transport, LLC
Ohio Farms Packing Company
P. Graham Dunn
Priority Air Charter, LLC
 
100% Awards were earned by 43 companies for working an entire year without a lost time injury or illness. 
 
3-D Meats, LLC
AC Products Company
Aultman Orrville Hospital 
Blake’s Diesel Care, LLC
Brown’s Furniture
Chippewa Township Trustees
City of Orrville
City of Rittman
Deco-Crete Supply Inc.
Emergency Medical Transport
FastForming.com, LLC
Ferro Corporation
Geiser Electric, Inc.
General Building Maintenance Corp.
Gerber Farm Division
HK Gunsmiths
Habitat for Humanity Wayne County
J & C Ambulance Services, Inc.
J Horst Manufacturing Company
Jarrett Fleet Services
Jarrett Logistics Systems
K & B Transport, LLC
LifeTeam EMS
MARS Horsecare US, Inc.
McElroy Packaging, Inc.
Neiss Body & Equipment Corporation
Nucor
Onsite Therapy Solutions, LLC
Orr Construction, Inc.
 Orrvilla, Inc. 
Orrville Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Orrville Public Library
P. Graham Dunn 
Packship USA
Preferred Airparts, LLC
Priority Air Charter, LLC 
REFCOTEC Inc.
S & S Sayre Pizza, Inc.
Samaritan Care, Inc.
Schantz Organ Company
Schar Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Starrett Services, Inc.
Village of Smithville
White’s Ford  
 
 Group Awards were earned by 10 companies with the lowest incident rate in their industry group. 
 
City of Orrville, Public Administration
Emergency Medical Transport, Healthcare
J Horst Manufacturing Company, Manufacturing <99
Jarrett Logistics Systems, Transportation
Orr Construction, Inc., Construction
Orrville Public Library, Non - Profit
P. Graham Dunn, Manufacturing 100+
Preferred Airparts, LLC, Retail/Distribution
S & S Sayre Pizza, Inc., Service
White’s Ford, Auto
 
Businesses interested in joining Orrville Area Safety Council can enroll now to earn a rebate of up to 4% on workers compensation premiums. Deadline to enroll for 2019-2020 program year is July 31st.  Contact Stacey Ubelhart, at the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce for more information, 330-682-8881.