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New Richmond companies nominated for safety honor

The Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced the 86 companies vying for a coveted Wisconsin Corporate Safety award. Several local companies are among the award candidates.

Among the local businesses being considered are Phillips Medical of New Richmond and SHE of New Richmond.

Of the 166 companies who submitted applications, 86 have made it to the final round, having submitted the required subjective information to be considered for the final phase of the award. Each of the finalists provided details on their organization's safety and health leadership, training and implementation programs, and employee participation. Their reports also include information on their safety accomplishments and goals.

The applications will be judged by an independent panel of 39 safety, health and human resource professionals. Fourteen grand awards winners will be presented at the Corporate Safety Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the 70th annual Wisconsin Safety and Health Conference, on Tuesday, April 17.

For the first time, special awards will be presented to companies that indicated a long history of zero lost time incidents. These special awards will be announced the night of the program.

The Wisconsin Safety Council is the state's leading provider of workplace safety training and programming. Established in 1923, it is an educational division of WMC, the state manufacturers' association, and is the state chapter of the National Safety Council.