SGIA opens its 2020 Safety Recognition Award Program

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA – Fairfax, Virginia) has announced that its 2020 Safety Recognition Award Program is now open. The annual program, now in its 35th year, runs from January 1 to December 31, 2020 and encourages SGIA members to integrate health and safety into standard business practices.

Marci Kinter.

How the program works. SGIA member companies receive “points” for specific safety activities and initiatives, such as developing a new safety policy, creating a safety training program for new employees, and providing worker safety training. Participants then submit documentation for each activity, and all companies that earn 80 points or more will receive an award and recognition on the SGIA website, with the three top-performing companies receiving additional recognition. “Safety in our industry is paramount,” said Marci Kinter, Vice President of Government Affairs at SGIA. “Studies show that companies that focus on safety and health issues see improved performance in areas ranging from morale and productivity, to operating and insurance costs. This is a great way for member companies to develop – and see how others develop – comprehensive safety initiatives in the workplace.”

The organization added that its Safety Recognition Award Program and SGIA’s participation in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Safe and Sound campaign are prime examples of ways that the SGIA provides member companies with additional tools and opportunities to gain more recognition for their safety and health efforts in the workplace. To get started in the 2020 program, please visit SGIA.org/programs/safety-recognition. If your company is currently engaged in safety programs, but not yet a member and would like to join SGIA to have access to further ideas and recognitions, please contact its Membership Department at membership@sgia.org. SGIA’s Government Affairs team can be reached with questions at govtaffairs@sgia.org.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.