City of Enid Receives 2012 Award of Excellence for Safety
ENID, OK (May 25, 2012) - The City of Enid is extremely proud to announce that the Oklahoma Department of Labor has chosen the City of Enid for the 2012 Award of Excellence for Safety.
“This is a monumental success for the City of Enid,” said City Manager, Eric Benson.
The City of Enid employs an average of 500 plus employees, this includes police, fire and municipal workers. Since the addition of Safety Director Billy McBride in 2008, the City of Enid has progressed from one of the worst in the state to one of the very best. The City of Enid tracks safety concerns based off of recordable injuries. A recordable injury is an injury that requires more than basic first aid. In 2007, the City of Enid had 112 recordable injuries. In 2011, recordable injuries were down to 32.
The mainstay of the City of Enid’s safety program is total participation from top to bottom, from city manager to the new hire; everyone is involved in safety from day one.
“We teach our employees the value of a successful safety and health program; our employees well being is our highest priority to us,” said Safety Director, Billy McBride.
“We are very excited that the City of Enid is being honored this year at the 2012 Oklahoma Safety Conference. I enjoy handing an award to someone like Enid Safety Director Billy McBride. Billy believes in keeping all city workers safe. Safety is everything to him,” Oklahoma Department of Labor Commissioner, Mark Costello.
The City of Enid will be honored at the 2012 Oklahoma Safety Conference on Friday, June 15, 2012.