March 22, 2019 Sarah Cloutier

Brentwood, TN (March 13, 2019) — The EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout Awards recognize companies and safety professionals who excel in making their workplaces safe. We are proud to announce our latest round of award winners.

These awards are sponsored by SafeStart, a global safety company focused on human error prevention training to reduce injuries 24/7, and will be presented to the winners at the 6th Annual Safety Summit in Austin, Texas, April 8-10, 2019.

Best Overall Safety Program Award: The Great Lakes Construction Co.

The Great Lakes Construction Co. is one of Ohio’s premier Heavy Civil construction firms.  Great Lakes believes safety takes the highest priority and as a result, takes a proactive approach in providing a safe work environment. The bottom line for Great Lakes is preventing accidents and injuries.

BLR’s Lifetime Achievement in Safety Award: William Hocevar CSP, CIH

William Hocevar is a certified safety professional and certified industrial hygienist with 20 years of experience in safety. During his time at The Great Lakes Construction Co. (he is currently the Director of Risk and Compliance), Bill has spoken at the national level for various organizations, has been named Safety Professional of the Year, led his company to be named “America’s Safest Company,” and been named The Best in the Nation for Safety Programs and Implementation.

Innovations in Safety Training Award: Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals and 700 outpatient facilities. Northwell Health’s Workforce Safety team stresses safety and advocacy as the cornerstones of their foundation. The first, and perhaps most important value that Northwell Health’s Workforce Safety team brings to employees is the focus on efforts to ensure a safe environment for their customers/patients, visitors, and employees.

Young Safety Professional Excellence Award: Melanie Mayer, CSP

Melanie Mayer is Quality and Compliance Manager at Haws Corporation, where she is an innovative and forward-thinking individual who has cultivated a strong safety culture. With an extensive background in environmental health, she has succeeded at developing and executing effective safety and compliance procedures in her four-year tenure.

Join the Safety Standout Award Winners at the 6th Annual Safety Summit

There’s still time to register for Safety Summit 2019, the nation’s leading workplace safety and OSHA compliance event, to help us celebrate the accomplishments of these organizations and professionals in person. In addition to our awards ceremony, there will be a wide variety of educational sessions, speakers, and events tailored to assisting your development as an EHS professional. Seats are filling up fast, so save yours today!

Next Round of Safety Standout Awards Opening Soon

Stay tuned for the next round of Safety Standout Awards that focus on safety culture:

  • Best Safety Committee
  • Best Overall Safety Culture
  • Moving Beyond Compliance Award
  • Exceptional Progress Award

New applications will be posted here shortly:

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