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TOSHA Safety Awards

The Safety Awards Program is available to any manufacturing (NAICS 31-33) or construction (NAICS 23) firm located within the state of Tennessee. The facility must have a written Safety and Health Program in place. 

  • Willful safety or health violation
  • Discrimination violation
  • Uncorrected or contested serious violation
  • Work-related fatality

Eligibility is determined on a site-by-site basis, and all information submitted shall be site-specific.

Eligibility is limited to one award during any calendar year.

Governor’s Award of Excellence

This award honors employers and their employees who together have achieved the required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday or restricted duty case at their establishments. Lost workday and restricted duty cases are listed in columns H and I of the OSHA form 300.

Qualifications

To qualify for the Governor's Award of Excellence an establishment must compile the following number of man-hours without a Lost Workday or Restricted Duty Incident:

Man-hours without a lost workday or restricted duty accident

1 - 25 employees

50,000 man-hours

26 - 50 employees

100,000 man-hours

51 - 100 employees

200,000 man-hours

101 - 150 employees

300,000 man-hours

151 - 250 employees

500,000 man-hours

250 - 400 employees

800,000 man-hours

more than 400 employees

1 million man-hours


Commissioner’s Award

This award honors employers and their employees, who together have achieved the required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday case and have maintained total injury and illness incidence rates below the national average. Lost workday cases are listed in column H of the OSHA form 300.

Qualifications

To qualify for the Commissioner's Award an establishment must compile the number of man-hours listed in the preceding table without a Lost Workday Incident. In addition, the site's average Total Case Incident Rate (for the most recent three years) must be 10% or more below the most current national average Total Case Incident Rate for the industry-specific North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Industry-specific Total Case Incident Rates can be found at www.bls.gov by searching for “Table 1. Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industries and case types, 2007”.

To Apply

To obtain an application or additional information on the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Safety Awards Programs contact the VPP Manager in the Central Office at 615-741-2793.