This program is designed for Nebraska Safety Council members that encourage and promote the prevention of occupational injuries and illness in the workplace. The award levels are: Spirit, Star and the top honor — Peak Performance.
Applications submitted are reviewed by a volunteer, independent committee of Council member company safety professionals.
The criteria for these awards are based on the statistical data submitted with the application. The data submitted is compared to the Bureau of Labor Statistics national average incident rate for their industry.
Training activities are evaluated for quantity, type and the average number of hours trained per employee.
The committee reviews the most common injury or highest risk identified by the applicant and evaluates how that injury or risk is being addressed through the safety committee minutes and training documentation submitted.
Based on the above, each application receives a score which determines the award level.
Awards are presented during the annual Nebraska Safety Council Conference and Trade Show Awards Luncheon.
The Nebraska Safety Council's (NeSC) Motivational Workplace Awards help our member companies reward achievements in workplace injury and illness prevention. You must be a Nebraska Safety Council member to take advantage of this program of four awards.
Distinguished Safety Achievement Award - The NeSC's Distinguished Safety Achievement Award recognizes companies, units and/or facilities that have completed a period of at least 12 consecutive months without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work or death.
The NeSC's Million Work Hours Award - The NeSC's Million Work Hours Award recognizes companies, units and/or facilities that have completed a period of at least 1 million work hours without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work or death.
Safety Excellence Achievement Award - The NeSC's Safety Excellence Achievement Award recognizes companies, units and/or facilities that have reported injuries and illnesses that involved days away from work equal to or less than 50% of the BLS rating for their 6-digit NAICS code and have had no fatalities during a calendar year, January 1 through December 31.
Special Recognition Award - The NeSC's Special Recognition Award recognizes individuals, companies, units and/or facilities that have a noteworthy safety accomplishment.