"…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 Thoroughbred Safety and Health Award provides special recognition for outstanding safety and health performance for smaller employers and encourages development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses. The Thoroughbred Safety and Health Award is given to employers and their employees, who together have achieved two years without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness at their establishment.
 
The award is mounted on an attractive wooden plaque and signed by the Commissioner of the Department of Workplace Standards and the Director of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training. The award may be presented at the recipient’s establishment or during either the Governor’s Safety and Health Conference and Exposition held annually in May or the Conference on Construction Safety held annually in January.