• By Barbara Cassidy
  • Posted Friday, July 11, 2014

Forsyth County Departments Honored with NC Safety Awards

North Carolina Department of Labor Safety awards are given to employers that have above-average worker safety and health programs. To qualify for a safety award, the employer must have no fatalities and have maintained an incident rate at least 50% below the average for the industry group. The Gold Award is based on the OSHA DART rate that is 50% below the industry average for days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. The Silver Award is based only on cases with days away from work. Employers must have a minimum of 10 employees to participate in the program.

“A safety award shows employees and the community that you are committed to a safe work environment,” state Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. “A good safety record is something to be proud of, and employers deserve to be recognized for their efforts.”


Sara Warmuth, General Services, Teresa Everhart, Finance and Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry


Teresa Everhart, Finance, Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, Christopher Davis, Fire Department and Dan Ozimek, Emergency Services.


Safety Award

This is the second year that Forsyth County has participated in the program. County departments honored for their safety records were:

First Year Gold Awards

  • Animal Control
  • General Services - Grounds Maintenance Division
  • Youth Services

Second Year Gold Awards

  • Central Library
  • Commissioner’s and Manager’s Office
  • Emergency Services – EMS
  • Emergency Services – Fire Department
  • Environmental Assistance and Protection
  • Finance
  • General Services
  • Management Information Services
  • Public Health Administration
  • Public Health – Highland Ave
  • Register of Deeds
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff’s Office Detention Center
  • Social Services
  • Tax Administration
  • Triad Park

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