BX Safety Awards

A BX Safety Award does more than recognize your company’s safety efforts, it gives you a competitive edge. By promoting the positive aspects of workplace safety and honoring companies with proactive safety efforts and exceptional safety results, the BX supports the goal of ensuring all workers get home safely.

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Meg DeWerth Industry Impact Award
Recognizes a person, company or program that has significantly improved the safety and health of employees in central Ohio.

2016 Award Winner: 

George Gillespie, Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS)

George was named the 2016 recipient for his undeniable advocacy and dedication to improving the safety and health of employees in central Ohio. He conducts approximately 150 awareness talks annually.

Safety Achievement Award
For outstanding injury and illness statistics.

2016 Award Winners: 

  • Bruner Corp.
  • Buckeye Ready-Mix, LLC
  • Custom Air Conditioning and Heating Co.
  • Heiberger Paving, Inc.
  • George J. Igel & Co., Inc.
  • Lend Lease (US) Construction, Inc.
  • Mid-City Electric/Technologies
  • Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC
  • Sauer Group, Inc.
  • R.W. Setterlin Building Co.
  • Speer Mechanical
  • The Superior Group
  • Trucco Construction Co., Inc.
  • Kirk Williams Piping & Plumbing Co.

Safety Innovation Award
For creative and unique safety practices or tools.

2016 Award Winners:

George J. Igel & Co., Inc.

The 2-Bar Fall Eliminator for Manholes and Structures

The device was designed by Igel employees and fabricated in their shop using modified cargo bars and steel square tubing to connect the cargo bars. “Feet” were then installed to support the structure and keep it in place before the device is ratcheted firmly into place for use. To date, 40 devices have been made. 


M-M Masonry, LLC

Eyewash Station Scaffolding Bracket

Invented by M-M Masonry employee Dave Thompson to prevent potential trip hazards while working on scaffolds. A steel bracket was fitted to the guardrail post of a scaffold to secure the eyewash station to the structure. By lifting the eyewash station off the ground, this bring it to a usable height for any employee who may need to flush their eyes, while also preventing potential trip hazards


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Updated 9/27/2016