The Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board invites you to nominate employees within the state of Washington for performing a lifesaving action.

The Lifesaving Award is available to employees in the State of Washington who are covered by industrial insurance, either through the State Fund or a Self-Insured employer. The lifesaving action must have been performed while on duty.

The award is for personally performing urgently required hands-on action in a lifesaving effort. In the case of law enforcement persons, fire fighters, EMTs, healthcare professionals, or other similar type professionals, such actions must not be part of their normal duties, but must be above and beyond the call of duty.

A Humanitarian Award may be given when the heroic act didn’t involve hands-on lifesaving effort or when the victim didn’t survive in spite of the lifesaving efforts.

For 2018 awards, the lifesaving action must have occurred during work hours and taken place between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. The nomination deadline was June 30, 2018. For more information on submitting an application contact the Conference Staff.

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.


Lifesaving Award Nominations Due

Many people spend nearly as much time at work as they do at home, so when a life-threatening emergency happens, it’s often other workers who must provide critical, immediate aid. That quick action can be the difference between life or death. The Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board presents awards to workplace heroes at its annual conference, and now’s the time to nominate people for the 2018 Governor’s Lifesaving Awards.


2017 Lifesaving Award Recipients

The 2017 Lifesaving Awards were presented September 20, 2017 at the annual Awards Luncheon.