FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Schaumann
Deadline to Apply for PLANET’s Safety Recognition Awards and Safety Benchmark Study is April 30, 2013
HERNDON, Va., April 9, 2013 — PLANET is accepting entries for its Safety Recognition Awards until April 30, 2013.
The Safety Recognition Awards Program, sponsored by CNA, is designed to reward landscape industry companies that consistently demonstrate their commitment to safety. All green industry companies and branches are eligible to enter the Safety Recognition Awards Program.
“CNA enthusiastically supports the Safety Recognition Awards Program,” said James F. Martin, CIC, CRM, CRIS, Construction Underwriting Director, CNA. “Companies that participate in the program demonstrate their commitment to safety and it reflects their dedication to creating and maintaining safe work environments.”
The Safety Recognition Awards Program includes the following categories: No Vehicle Accidents, No Injuries or Illnesses, and No Days Away From Work. In addition, companies who participated in previous year’s programs are eligible for the Most Improved category.
Program participants also may qualify for the Overall Safety Achievement Award. This award honors those companies with thorough, high-performing, safety programs that create and maintain safe work environments in the industry. Companies are eligible for this award if they demonstrate outstanding safety performance in the workplace based on their combined fleet and employee incident rates. A checklist also is used to rate the company’s complete safety program.
The new "Best of the Best" award, created to honor companies with Overall Safety Achievement Award was launched last year.
Companies that apply for the Safety Recognition Awards Program will also have their data included in the Safety Benchmarking Survey. Those companies not applying for the awards program can still complete the Safety Benchmarking Survey by submitting data on www.landcarenetwork.org/riskmgmt/benchmarking.cfm. Companies that fill out the survey will receive a free copy of the report so they can see how they compared with other companies. All data submitted is kept confidential.
A list of last year’s award winning companies can be found on PLANET’s website at www.landcarenetwork.org/riskmgmt/safety_award_winners.pdf.
PLANET is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism. Many of PLANET’s professionals have attained the status of becoming Landscape Industry Certified, achieving the greatest level of industry expertise and knowledge. Visit PLANET at www.landcarenetwork.org.