• By Barbara Cassidy
  • Posted Friday, July 1, 2016

Forsyth County Honored with 2016 North Carolina Safety Awards

Forsyth County government was recently recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor for its work place safety achievements and the ongoing success of the county’s safety programs. Safety Awards were presented to twenty three (23) county departments during an awards luncheon at the Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy on June 26, 2015. The awards were presented by North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry.

The coveted Safety Awards are given to employers that have outstanding employee safety and health programs. Employers must have at least ten employees to qualify for the award and must meet two requirements. The work site must be free of fatalities and the injury and illness rate must be 50 percent below the industry average for the particular work group. The awards are based on data from OSHA’s form 300A which is prepared annually in accordance with Federal regulations.

Paul Fulton, Forsyth County’s Chief Financial Officer said “Recognition for providing a safe working environment for its employees is one of the highest honors an employer can receive. These awards are directly attributable to the professionalism of our employees and the dedication of Forsyth County’s leadership.”

This is the fourth consecutive year that Forsyth County has been recognized. County departments receiving awards were:

  1. County Attorney
  2. County Manager/Commissioners Office
  3. Emergency Services – EMS
  4. Emergency Services – Fire
  5. Environmental Assistance and Protection
  6. Finance Department
  7. General Services – Administration
  8. General Services – Automotive Services
  9. Library Administration
  10. Library - Southside Branch Library
  11. Library - Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center Branch Library
  12. Library – Reynolda Branch Library
  13. Management Information Services
  14. Parks & Recreation Administration
  15. Parks & Recreation – Tanglewood Park
  16. Parks & Recreation – Triad Park
  17. Public Health - Highland Ave
  18. Public Health Administration
  19. Register of Deeds
  20. Sheriff’s Office – Public Safety Center
  21. Sheriff’s Office – Law Enforcement Detention Center
  22. Social Services
  23. Tax Office

Photo – Left to Right

  • Barbara Kane, Assistant Register of Deeds, Register of Deeds Office
  • Teresa Everhart, Risk Manager, Finance Department
  • Cherie Berry, Commissioner of Labor
  • Sandra Clodfelter, Nursing Program Manager, Public Health
  • Decca Slaughter, Library Supervisor, Public Library
  • Minor Barnette, Director, Environmental Assistance and Protection
  • Brad Stanley, Chief Deputy Sheriff, Sheriff’s Office

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