Nominations Sought to Honor Outstanding Employers and Individuals at the 2015 Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) and its partners have extended the deadline to June 3 for accepting nominations for the annual awards presented during the 2015 Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit. The Summit will be held June 24-25 at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne.

The Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit is a joint effort between the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, the Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC) and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Industry Safety Alliance (WOGISA).

The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the State Mine Inspector's Office, both divisions within DWS, will present the Governor's Safety Awards; WOGISA will present its Stop Work Authority Award; and the WWDC will recognize an outstanding Wyoming employer and an outstanding individual for their commitments to helping develop Wyoming's workforce.

Governor's Safety Awards

The Governor's Safety Awards will be presented by OSHA to Wyoming employers demonstrating a strong safety culture and excellence in safety and health programs. One employer is eligible in each of the following categories:

  • Construction
  • Oil & gas
  • Refining

One large employer and a small employer are eligible in each of the following categories:

  • Mining
  • Mine-site contractor

OSHA Prestige Award

One employer participating in an OSHA prestige program will be presented with an award for its exemplary commitment to excellence in safety and health.

Stop Work Authority (SWA) Award

WOGISA will present the SWA Award, which honors an individual or group engaged in a tangible action to stop work or a task due to a perceived, potential or actual hazardous condition.

Workforce Development Awards

The Wyoming Workforce Development Council will recognize an employer and an individual in the following categories:

  • The Outstanding Business Contribution to the Workforce Award is given annually to the business that contributes the most during the previous year toward helping an individual or group improve their work skills and chances for a better quality of life.
  • The Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Workforce Award is given annually to the person who contributes the most during the previous year toward helping another individual or group improve their work skills and chances for a better quality of life.

For more information about the awards, or to register to attend the Summit, visit wyomingworkforce.org.

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