Safety and Wellness Legacy Awards

Celebrating those who inspire 

"I was very humbled to receive the Leading by Example Award from WorkWell, an organization I deeply respect. The awards dinner created a memory I will always cherish." - Dave Mlnarik, 2015 Leading By Example Award Winner

Established in 2015 by the WorkWell team, Legacy Awards focus on a company's most valuable asset - their people! We started to recognize individuals in both the safety and wellness industries for their leadership and dedication in 2018. We strongly encourage employers to commend associates who are embracing and leading safety and wellness cultures, both at work and at home in our community.

Nominations for 2019 have closed. 

Sponsorship opportunities for businesses and individuals will be announced for 2020 Legacy Awards near the end of 2019 - stay tuned!

For more information on the awards, the nomination process, or sponsorships, please contact Nicole at 402.483.2511 ext. 102 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Legacy Award Recipients

Learn more about all of the Legacy Award Recipients from past years and get inspired on who you can nominate.

About the Awards

Lifetime Awards

       Lifetime Wellness Ambassador Award
Lifetime Safety Ambassador Award

These awards honor exemplary leaders that have made a significant impact not just at work but within the community for their safety or wellness efforts. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated a commitment to health and safety over the course of their career (typically more than 15 years). They are passionate about wellness and/or safety and their commitment is core to their business and personal purpose. They have served at a leadership level both at their organization and in the community and have impacted health and/or safety culture change on a broad community scale.


Professional Awards

Professional Leadership Award
Recognizes high performing, well-established safety or wellness leaders. This award recognizes well-established professionals responsible for the health and/or safety of their workplace. The ideal candidate would be a high-performing safety or wellness professional, human resource professional, or anyone committed to advancing the health and safety of the workforce.

Catalyst Award
Promotes new or advancing leaders that are rapidly growing safety or wellness efforts on a daily basis.


Individual Award

Champion Award
Praises employees who are meeting and exceeding programs in place, who consistently encourage others and set a good example.


Stay tuned for 2020 information. 



Platinum Level

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Gold Level


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Silver Level

NEW ASSURITY                Sampson Construction


Bronze Level

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