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For immediate release: April 11, 2013

Miller Cable Company recognized with Safety Innovations Awards

BWC honors Seneca County company for excellence in workplace safety solutions

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) today recognized Miller Cable Company, winner of two awards in the second annual Safety Innovations Award competition. The company received both the Risk Reduction and People's Choice Awards. BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer presented the Green Springs company with the award during BWC's annual Safety Congress & Expo 2013 (OSC13).

"I commend Miller Cable for their commitment to safety and their efforts to reduce the risk of injuries for their workforce," said Buehrer. "Their creative approach to mitigate extended use of jackhammers has helped to protect the men and women that work for them while improving productivity at the same time - and proving again that a commitment to safety helps everyone succeed."

The Safety Innovations Award competition was introduced in 2012 at the Safety Congress & Expo, the state's longest-running occupational safety, health and workers' compensation conference. The top four companies in Ohio that received BWC grants were nominated to compete in this year's competition, which recognizes development of innovative ergonomic and/or safety solutions in Ohio's businesses. A panel of expert judges decided the winners in the categories of risk reduction, cost effectiveness, simplicity and innovation. OSC13 attendees selected Miller Cable for the People's Choice award.

Miller Cable Company is a heavy highway contractor that constructs and repairs highway and city lighting, traffic signals and "smart highway systems." The business was recognized for obtaining mechanical breakers, a type of backhoe attachment. The innovation nearly eliminated the need for workers to use jackhammers for prolonged periods of time. The business reports increased productivity and 136,542 hours without a jackhammer-related claim as a result of the new equipment.

The other award winners include:

  • Ghent Manufacturing of Lebanon (Warren County) - Innovation Award
  • Columbus Window Cleaning of Columbus (Franklin County) - Cost Savings Award
  • Compunet Clinical Laboratories of Dayton (Montgomery County) - Simplicity Award

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