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Galion Safety Council held its annual awards program on March 20. Thirty-eight local businesses were recognized for their commitment to workplace safety.


The 100% Award is presented to each company that worked the entire year with zero injuries or illnesses resulting in a day or more away from work. This year’s recipients were: A & G Manufacturing, Carter Electric, Carter Machine Company, Central State Enterprises, Donley Ford, Fox Plumbing & Heating, Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce, Galion City Schools, Hidden Lakes Community Association, Innovative Recycling, Larry Karl Trucking, Life Line Medical Ambulance, Low Temp Refrigeration, Shelby Pointe, Varisty Grille, Weithman Brothers, Wendy’s and Galion Community YMCA.


The Group Award is presented to the company with the lowest incident rate in the group in 2013. (All members of the Safety Council are divided into groups with businesses of similar nature. There are 12 groups.) Galion, LLC received this award.


Some businesses received both the 100% and Group awards: AM Communications, Avita Health System, Craig Smith Auto Group & RV Center, Elliott Machine Works, Longstreth Memorials and Village of Crestline.


The Achievement Award is presented to each company that decreases its incident rate by at least 25 percent from the previous year. Covert Manufacturing and Hydraulic Technologies were this year’s winners.


Several businesses received both the 100% and Achievement awards: Brothers Body and Equipment, Crestline Nursing Home, Galion Pointe, Gledhill Road Machinery, Huntsman Trucking and Urban Industries.


Crawford Machine and Schilling Graphics both received the Group, 100%, Group and Achievement awards.


The Special Award is presented to each company that accumulates at least 500,000 hours and works at least six months without an injury resulting in a day or more away from work. Six businesses received the honor this year:


- Galion City Schools - operated without a lost-time accident from Nov. 8, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2013 and worked 569,974 hours.


- Covert Manufacturing - operated without a lost-time accident from March 12, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013 and worked 601,693 hours.


- Galion Community Hospital - operated without a lost-time accident from Dec. 2, 2012 - Aug. 12, 2013 and worked 621,238 hours.


- Northern Ohio Pizza Company - operated without a lost-time accident from Jan. 2, 2010 to Sept. 13, 2013 and worked 660,256 hours.


- AM Communications - operated without a lost-time accident from March 10, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2013 and worked 720,578.


- Lifetouch Church Directories - operated without a lost-time accident from Jan. 14, 2010 to June 27, 2013 and worked 1,219,795 hours.


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