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City of Gillette Earns 2019 Governor's Safety Award

The City was recognized with the Path to Safety Excellence - Large Employer award.

Post Date:09/26/2019 12:00 PM

The City of Gillette has earned a 2019 Governor's Safety Award. The City was recognized with the Path to Safety Excellence - Large Employer award in the Workers' Compensation Awards category at the 2019 Safety & Workforce Summit held in Cheyenne. 

The City was recognized for a significant reductions in the following areas:

  • Workers' Compensation Costs
    •  Since 2013, the City reduced those costs from $314,514 to just $7,303 in 2018.
  • OSHA Recordable Injuries
    •  Since 2013, the City reduced OSHA Recordable Injuries from an average of 12 per year to an average of 9 per year. 
  • Partnership with Workers' Compensation Safety & Risk Division
    • Since 2016, WCS&R inspects all City facilities annually to assist in identifying OSHA violations. Violations are corrected as soon as possible, oftentimes at the time the violation is identified.
    • This has resulted in a decrease in overall violations from year-to-year. 
    • Monthly inspections by all City divisions to identify potential violations and potential hazards. 
    • Weekly Incident Review meetings to identify ways to prevent future incidents.
    • Incident Rate at the City of Gillette is 37% below the National Average. 

For more information, contact Communications Manager Geno Palazzari at (307) 686-5393.

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