Pictured (left to right): Janie Ritter, Vice President of the Minnesota Safety Council, Jana Nyhagen, PE SEH; Paul Kubesh, SEH, John Dony, Director of the Campbell Institute, National Safety Council; and Bradley Oachs, Chairman of the Minnesota Safety Council Board of Directors.

SEH Earns Governor’s Safety Award

May 22, 2018

SEH was recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the 84th Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon at the Minneapolis Convention Center. SEH was one of 279 employers honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

“Congratulations to SEH for helping to make life safer inside their organization and beyond,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Safety may start at work but it extends to the roads and to home—we are all safer because of SEH’s good work.”

“The goal of SEH safety is to make sure every employee goes home safe every night,” says Joe Arnold, SEH safety director. “This award reflects the thousands of safe hours worked by employees.”

Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized three ways:

  • Award of Honor (38 winners): Incidence rates at least 91 percent better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.
  • Meritorious Achievement (182 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
  • Outstanding Achievement (59 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates 51-90 percent better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.

SEH received an Award of Honor Award.

The Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon is part of the annual Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries.

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