“…to promote safety and health awareness, good sound work practices and to recognize the resulting reduction in injuries and illnesses in the workplace…”
This is the premise behind the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s award program for the state’s employers and their employees. The award, known as the Governor’s Safety and Health Award, provides special recognition for outstanding safety and health performance and encourages development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses. The Governor’s Safety and Health Award is given to employers and their employees, who together have achieved the minimum required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness at their establishment.

The award is a certificate mounted on an attractive wooden plaque and signed by the governor, the secretary of the Labor Cabinet and the commissioner of the Department of Workplace Standards. The award is presented at the recipient’s establishment or at the annual Governor’s Safety and Health Conference and Exposition.