2018 Poletop Rescue Competition Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Poletop Rescue Competition winners! 
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2018 Poletop Rescue Competition Winners

2018 Lifesaving Award Recipients

The Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board recognized the 2018 Lifesaving Award Recipients at the Conference Awards Luncheon on September 26, 2018.
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2018 Lifesaving Award Recipients

2018 Construction Safety Day Highlights

Industry interest continues to grow as Construction Safety Day hosted nearly 300 people this year on May 11 at the…
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Agriculture Safety Day 2018 Highlights

The 14th Annual Agriculture Safety Day 2018 continued to show growing interest in workplace safety and health. Collectively, Yakima and Wenatchee hosted 653 workers who share in the mission of worker safety and prevention. Here’s what you missed.
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Agriculture Safety Day 2018 Highlights

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Agriculture Safety Day Kennewick

February 5, 2019 @ 8:00 AM5:00 PM

Workplace safety and health training specifically geared to hazards in the agriculture industry, with most workshops provided in both English and Spanish

Agriculture Safety Day Wenatchee

February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 AM5:00 PM

Workplace safety and health training specifically geared to hazards in the agriculture industry, with most workshops provided in both English and Spanish.

Construction Safety Day

March 27, 2019 @ 8:00 AM5:00 PM

The job of a construction worker remains one of the toughest and most dangerous around. Come and learn how to stay safe on the job!

Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference

September 24, 2019 @ 8:00 AMSeptember 26, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

The annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference offers two days of training and education, providing the latest tools, technologies and strategies for workplace safety and health.

Pole Top Rescue Competition Preliminaries

September 24, 2019 @ 8:00 AM5:00 PM

Utility teams from around the state demonstrate their skills to see who makes it to the finals.

Lifesaving Awards Luncheon

September 26, 2019 @ 12:15 PM1:30 PM

Join us at the annual Award Luncheon to honor those workers who stepped in and assisted others with their lifesaving efforts.

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Lifesaving Award Nomination Guidelines

  1. The lifesaving award is available to employees in the state of Washington who are covered by industrial insurance (State Fund or Self-Insurance or Jones Act).The lifesaving action must have been performed while on duty.  You must be able to answer yes to this question: Was the nominee(s) on duty and covered by workers compensation during the act?
  1. The award shall be for personally performing urgently required “hands-on” action(s) in a lifesaving effort. In the case of law enforcement persons, fire fighters, EMTs, healthcare professionals, or other similar type professionals or employees acting in a first responder capacity, such actions must NOT be part of their normal duties, but must be above and beyond the call of duty.
  1. Applications must be submitted on the current form and within the designated time frame. The lifesaving incident must have occurred between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019,to be eligible for nomination.
  1. The incident description should be brief, concise, specific to the incident, and explain exactly how a life was saved. 
  1. The incident detail is to include the outcome of the rescue. If the victim did not survive, the nomination may be considered for a humanitarian award.
  1. If possible, attach at least one corroborating / witness statement such as; newspaper or media account, police report, photographs from the scene, letter from supervisor, statement from witness, etc.
  1. If a nominee is selected, a signed release and a digital photo of the nominee is required and MUST BE RECEIVED by AUGUST 9, 2019. Releases and photos can be uploaded at https://www/gishab.org
  1. The application must be submitted to the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board no later than June 28, 2019.
  1. The Lifesaving Awards Committee of the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board will review the applications. If the committee is unable to determine from the application who it was that actually saved the life, no award will be given and the nomination will be returned to you.