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AWARD INFORMATION & APPLICATIONS

Safety & Health Awards Recognition
Each spring the NDSC presents awards to more than 60 members who experienced growth and success in their safety programs.

Winners will be announced in late April and we will either mail out your award or work with you to arrange a recognition event at your organization.

Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional
One award is presented annually to an individual who has been instrumental in the development and implementation of safety programs, and honors those forward-looking individuals who, over the long-term, place safety and innovation at the forefront of their activities. Named after Duane Kuehn, who worked in the safety industry for 40 years and whose attitude and compassion demonstrate the characteristics of an outstanding safety professional, this award recognizes an individual within public safety who has gone above and beyond their daily duties and who exemplifies the mission of the NDSC.

Send the nomination form and any other documents to lynaeh@ndsc.org

The 2019 Duane Kuehn Outstanding Safety Professional Award Winner,
Tyler Svihovec, pictured with Chuck Clairmont and Lynae Hanson.

Click below to access this year’s additional award information/criteria.

We will be handing out awards for the following categories:

CRITERIA:

A. The awards will be based on an EMR below 1.0.
B. Applicant must submit documentation from ND WSI verifying their EMR.

If your organization is too small for WSI to calculate your EMR, call us (701-223-6372) to discuss other qualifications.

CRITERIA:

A. Organizations or Individuals must have taught 10 NSC or OL courses, or made 10 presentations in 2019.

– OR –

B. Organizations or Individuals must have taught an NSC course or made an OL presentation to 150 students in 2019. This information can be obtained from the North Dakota Safety Council, if needed.

C. Submit copies of 5 evaluations. Once the award is submitted, the NDSC will review applications or evaluations to determine the impact the instructor has had on their students. This section not required for OL presenters.

CRITERIA:

DIVISION 1

A. Individual must have a minimum of 3 years experience operating company vehicle.
B. Individual must have driven a minimum of 100,000 miles incident free.
C. Provide documentation showing current cell phone and seatbelt policies.

DIVISION 2

A. Individual must have a minimum of 3 years experience operating company vehicle.
B. Individual must have driven a minimum of 500,000 miles incident free.
C. Provide documentation showing current cell phone and seatbelt policies.

CRITERIA:

DIVISION 1
A. Individual must have a minimum of 10 years experience operating company vehicle.
B. Individual must have driven a minimum of 250,000 miles incident free.
C. Provide documentation showing current cell phone and seatbelt policies.

DIVISION 2
A. Individual must have a minimum of 10 years experience operating company vehicle.
B. Individual must have driven a minimum of 1,000,000 miles incident free.
C. Provide documentation showing current cell phone and seatbelt policies.

CRITERIA:

A. Organizational commitment to health and safety.
B. Employee and employee family health and safety programs on and off the job.
C. Community engagement around safety and health.
D. Must be new and different from previous year.

CRITERIA:

A. Companies will be required to provide incidence rate from previous year and current year incidence rate.

B. The formula to determine your incidence rate is as follows:
Incidence Rate* = Total Recordable Cases x 200,000 ÷ Total Hours Worked by All Employees

*Incidence rate formula is equal to the total of all incidents recorded in columns G, H, I and J of the OSHA 300 log.

C. Submit a copy of your OSHA 300A.

D. Submit a summary describing steps taken to improve safety record and environment and how those steps directly affected the reduction in their OSHA Incident rate. Improvements must have taken place during the current award year.

CRITERIA:

A. 50% of supervisors have been trained in supervisory safety responsibilities such as OSHA 30 or other standardized safety leadership training. Must upload documentation of all training

B. Provide documentation of monthly safety meetings (minimum of 12) in 2020 where information reached 80% of employees, in person or electronically. Documentation should include log of meeting topics, dates held, and rosters.

C. Provide documentation showing proof 90% of employees in non-administrative roles are trained in Hazard Recognition and Reporting.

D. Submit a description of PROACTIVE safety programs implemented in the award year.

E. Submit the company’s Experience Modification Rate (EMR)* from Workers Compensation insurance provider for the award year. Must be 0.9 or below to qualify.

F. Must provide total number of employees, including number of supervisors and number of employees in non-administrative roles.

*WSI refers to this as Experience Modifier (MOD) and industry terminology is Experience Modification Rate (EMR). Note that this should be a decimal number not a percentage.

CRITERIA:

A. Awards may be granted to individuals who have saved the life of another person(s) or assisted an individual in a tragic situation.

B. Lifesaver Awards are awarded to the general public as well as North Dakota Safety Council members.

Lynae Hanson
Assistant Executive Director/Operations

dl: (701) 751-6102
ph: (701) 223-6372
tf: (800) 932-8890

lynaeh@ndsc.org