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 Export to Your Calendar 4/26/2019
When: Friday, April 26, 2019
Where: United States
Contact: Wayne Sirna

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THE VWEA FACILITY SAFETY AWARDS

First Place Award: The WEF George W. Burke Facility Safety Award*

Second Place Award: The VWEA Facility Safety Award*

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE.  Submission deadline:  April 26th!

Purpose: The purpose of the VWEA Facility Safety Awards is to encourage members to engage in an active and effective safety program in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment.

Benefits of Submitting an Application: 

  • Benchmarks your Wastewater Facility‚Äôs Safety Program
  • Helps eliminate or reduce safety hazards
  • Promotes facility Safety Awareness amongst staff
  • Identifies Safety Program areas that may need improvement
  • Reduces workplace accidents
  • Mitigates noted Safety Inspection Violations
  • Be recognized as a Safe Workplace by Peers
  • Prepares your facility staff for a Virginia OSHA (VOSH) Inspection Notes:

1. Facilities that received either award the previous year are not eligible for Safety Award this year.

2. At least one (1) employee of the nominated facility must have a current Professional, Academic, PWO, Young Professional, Student or Corporate member status in the VWEA. Facility Inspection: Upon receipt of your application (refer to Page 2), the VWEA Safety Awards Champion will schedule a visit to your facility to review your overall safety program. Winner (s) will be selected by June 28, 2019 and notified as soon as results are final. Winning facilities will be recognized and awards presented at the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM), September 9-12, 2019, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000, 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Areas of Interest to the inspection team are, but not limited to:

  • Evidence of a Good Safety Record
  • Facility Written Safety Programs
  • Maintenance of all Safety Equipment (Life Safety & Personal Protective Equipment PPE)
  • A visual Inspection of the facility for Safety Compliance and Level of Security
  • Any other information that would complement the facilities Safety Compliance and Level of Security.
  • Safety Training Program & Documentation
  • Maintenance of Treatment / Process Equipment

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