CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) and its partners are now accepting nominations for the 2013 Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit. The Summit will be held June 25-26 at Western Community College in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
The Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit is a new joint effort between the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and the following partners: the Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC), the Wyoming Refining Safety Alliance, the Wyoming Contractors Association, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Safety Alliance (WOGISA) and the Petroleum Association of Wyoming.
“Employers and individuals honored for their contributions at the Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit are leaders dedicated to further strengthening Wyoming’s communities and our most precious resource-- our people,” said Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Joan Evans. “I strongly encourage thoughtful nominations and look forward to congratulating these employers and individuals for their significant efforts.”
In partnership with the Governor’s office, Wyoming’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the State Mine Inspector’s Office, both divisions within DWS, will present the Governor’s Safety Awards to Wyoming employers demonstrating a strong safety culture and excellence in safety and health programs. Additionally, WOGISA will present its Stop Work Authority Award. Furthermore, WWDC will recognize three outstanding Wyoming employers for their commitments to helping develop Wyoming’s workforce.
Governor’s Safety Awards
The Governor’s Safety Awards will be presented to Wyoming employers demonstrating a strong safety culture and excellence in safety and health programs. One large employer and a small employer are eligible in each of the following categories:
Oil and Gas
Stop Work Authority (SWA) Award
The SWA recognizes an action that has taken place at a project or work site in Wyoming. The award honors an individual or group who engaged in a tangible action to stop the work or task due to a perceived, potential or actual hazardous condition.
Workforce Development Awards
The Wyoming Workforce Development Council will recognize employers or individuals in the following three categories:
The Workforce Partnership Award will be presented to a project demonstrating a unique collaboration between businesses and community organizations that include, but are not limited to, the workforce system, economic development and education which results in addressing a workforce issue.
The Outstanding Investment in Young Workers Award will be presented to an employer committed to investing in young workers.
The Outstanding Individual Performance Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the workforce development profession through the development or enhancement of public or private workforce systems, or the building of strategic alliances and partnerships.
Those interested in nominating, or applying for the Governors Safety Awards or the Workforce Development Awards can find more information, including the nomination form at: http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/employers-and-businesses/osha/Pages/2013-Wyoming-Safety-and-Workforce-Summit-Awards.aspx.
Those interested in nominating, or applying for the WOGISA Stop Work Authority Award can find more information, including the nomination form at: http://www.wyomingsafety.org/
The nomination period closes May 29.