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Nominations being accepted for governor's annual award for workplace health and safety

Award to be presented in February

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[November 20, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Department of Labor is notifying downstate working communities to submit nominations for individuals who have made significant contributions toward the safety and health of workers. The individual selected will receive the Governor's Award for Health and Safety at the 22nd annual Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety & Health Day on Feb. 27.

The Department of Labor's Safety Inspection & Education Division enforces occupational safety and health standards for the Illinois public sector, provides consultation services to smaller businesses, and is a member of the DIOSH Day Committee, which highlights the importance of workplace safety.

The 2012 Governor's Award for Health and Safety was awarded to Michael Connors, former administrator of Region V of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Nominations and self-nominations will be accepted and must be submitted by Jan. 4 to:

Nancy Crain-Brown
Coordinator of DIOSH Day
c/o Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association
1811 W. Altorfer Drive
Peoria, IL 61615
Fax: 309-692-5710
Email: nancy@gpcsa.org

The nomination form is available by clicking here.

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Nominations submitted after Jan. 4 will not be accepted. All submissions will be reviewed and a winner selected by the DIOSH Day Committee.

[Text from Illinois Department of Labor file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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