SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Thursday, May 4
The Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) Safety Excellence Awards Program was developed to stimulate interest in accident prevention, maintain safe and healthful work environments, and share best practice examples. The goal of the program is to recognize manufacturing companies and individuals that are making significant contributions to safety, health and/or environmental compliance.
Benchmarking: The process of applying for the MAM Safety Excellence Awards provides an opportunity for your company to evaluate and benchmark your safety program’s past, present and future direction as you strive to achieve and maintain a culture of safety in your workplace.
Prestige: Award winners can use the MAM Safety Excellence Award to promote their organizations’ continued commitment to safety in internal communications, marketing materials and websites.
Morale: Winning organizations may use the award as an opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments of their employees and show appreciation for a job done well.
The MAM Safety Excellence Awards program is for any manufacturer with a facility in the state of Missouri and individuals with experience leading safety, health and/or environmental projects, programs and initiatives for manufacturers.
Divisions of corporations may apply individually, if the division: operates in a separate location/facility from corporate/parent company; has a distinct line of business identity; and is evaluated apart from corporate for safety and loss control (i.e., independent procedures and safety programs).
Data submitted for the awards program must be site-specific and for Missouri facilities only.
Applicants may not have had any OSHA violations within the past five (5) years.
Award recipients must be present at the Mid-America Safety, Health & Environmental Conference & Expo on Thursday, May 4 at the Radisson Hotel Branson to receive the award. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of the award.
Deadline: March 31, 2017
There is no limit to the number of nominations a manufacturer may submit for the Safety Excellence Award program. Each nomination must be for a different project or individual achievement. The achievements for which individual leaders are nominated should be separate and distinct from projects that are being nominated in other Safety Excellence Award categories. If needed, a MAM Safety Excellence Awards Committee member may contact applicants to confirm and verify information prior to the judging process.
The deadline for application is March 31, 5 p.m. CST. Please email applications and supporting documents to Vicky@MissouriManufacturers.org. Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted. Award recipients will be notified mid-April.
Award criteria will consist of data common to all awards and factors that may be unique or specific to a given award category. Each application will be reviewed and scored by an expert panel of judges, comprising of safety experts from the manufacturing industry and/or governmental agencies. The applicant(s) receiving the highest scores will be designated as MAM Safety Excellence Award recipients. Nominees must meet all eligibility requirements and criterion for the award category for which they are applying.
Companies with current or former representatives serving on the MAM Safety Advisory Board or Safety Excellence Award Committee may submit nominations for the Safety Excellence Awards program.
How we use the information you provide
All information provided on the MAM Safety Excellence Award application is considered private and confidential and will be used by MAM and the Safety Excellence Award Committee for award evaluation only. MAM may reference the information in preparing project summaries, program descriptions or profiles of winners, but inclusion of any information that may be considered confidential or proprietary will be subject to the approval of the winning manufacturers and individuals. MAM reserves the right to announce winners through various forms of media, including press releases, emails, website content and social media posts.
Horizon Individual or Corporate, Multi-site or Single-site
This award recognizes a young manufacturer and/or safety professional, in business or in his/her position for less than five (5) years, who is making significant and quantifiable contributions to safety, health and/or environmental compliance. Applicants will demonstrate a strong understanding of safety processes and procedures, a hands-on passion for the work, a record of commitment to training and professional development, and ambition to excel in the industry. Applicants will demonstrate resourcefulness and a strong commitment to safety awareness, providing evidence of consistent advancement and growth throughout the past few years.
Safety Innovation Award Corporate, Multi-site or Single-site
This award recognizes a manufacturer that best demonstrates how innovation within the organization has been developed and applied to create significant safety, health and/or environmental improvements and operational effectiveness. The innovation may include a new or improved safety product or process that demonstrates significant improvement over past products or methodologies. Applicants must provide evidence of improved safety performance and ratings.
Most Improved Corporate, Multi-site or Single-site
This award recognizes a manufacturer that demonstrates the greatest, sustained improvement of safety efforts in the past three (3) years over previous years, which have led to measurable reductions in work-related injuries and illnesses, as verified by workers’ compensation loss run reports and annual worker hours. Applicant must provide evidence of the implementation of programs, products, processes and procedures that have resulted in a marked improvement in safety, as well as an explanation of the capital (workforce, monies, other resources) that has been devoted to improving safety.
Safety Champion of the Year Individual (self or joint nomination)
This award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond his/her scope of work or responsibility to demonstrate his/her commitment to the organization's safety culture, which may include participation on a task force, committee, team or panel. This individual promotes a safety culture and uses techniques that strive for the prevention of accidents that may cause serious injuries or fatalities. The applicant implements innovative work practices that enhance the organization’s safety and health program awareness and/or develops risk-reduction methods and promotes managerial action to lessen human and material resource loss. Applicant will have established and/or maintained high standards of occupational safety, health and/or environmental activities and achievements, which may include development of policies, plans or processes that positively affect the health and safety culture of the organization.
Safety Professional of the Year Individual (self or joint nomination)
Applicants for this award will demonstrate the greatest breadth and depth of safety leadership and management skills, and successful implementation of a clear, well-communicated safety strategy. Applicants will provide evidence of critical thinking, innovative practices, and improved safety performance and ratings. Award recipient will have promoted safety culture and values by engaging with employees to ensure strategy is effectively communicated across the organization and understood at all levels. Applicants must understand drivers for change within an organization and implement innovative practices to identify and manage risks to safety objectives.
This award recognizes a manufacturer for outstanding safety, health and environmental program achievement. The company must have implemented a program that contributed towards the establishment of a safe and healthful environment by having built a culture that demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement of safety, health and environmental standards and will move the manufacturer toward the goal of zero loss of human and material resources. The selected organization’s program may serve as an example to other manufacturers across Missouri.
Leader of the Pack Single-site only
Manufacturer must have been a member of MAM, in good standing, for at least one year at the time of application. Manufacturer must be designated VPP, SHARP or equivalent.
This award recognizes a manufacturer who is a member in good standing of the Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) that exhibits a proactive approach to safety improvements and risk reduction. The manufacturer will have management’s commitment, employee participation, safety training, and the successful development and implementation of innovative safety programs and practices. Applicants will demonstrate progress in worksite hazard identification and control, with creative solutions to industry-related challenges, supplementing or enhancing best-practice standards. Applicants will also be responsible and pro-active in the utilization of local resources (educational institutions, natural resources, goods/services, etc.) and demonstrates environmental stewardship.