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The submission deadline for the ISRI Transportation Safety Awards and the Circle of Safety Excellence™ (COSE) Occupational Awards ends on May 15, 2020. The Transportation Awards, sponsored by the RecycleGuard® Insurance Program, is now in its eighth year, and recognizes those with a superior record of safety in the field of transportation. The COSE Occupational Awards recognizes COSE member companies for outstanding commitment to the safety of their employees by instilling core safety values and exhibiting continuous improvement in safety programs and worker incident reduction.
The Transportation Safety Awards include:
- The Best Fleet Awards will be presented to the ISRI member with the lowest vehicle crash rate for the 2019 calendar year in each of four classes, determined by vehicle miles traveled (VMT).
- The Pacesetter Awards will be granted to the ISRI member with the lowest 36-month combined crash rate in each of the four classes, determined by VMT.
- The Driver of the Year Award will be awarded to the commercial vehicle driver with the best 20-year driving record. The winner will receive $500, a trophy, and a leather jacket.
- The ISRI Golden Wrench Award will be given to the best commercial vehicle maintenance technician or manager who exhibits outstanding efforts, achievements, and contributions to ensure that commercial vehicles are safe on the road. The winner will receive a trophy.
COSE is an initiative offered by ISRI to help improve worker, vehicle, and facility safety within the recycling industry. The COSE members consist of like-minded companies which voluntarily come forward to share best practices and safety data for the betterment of their own safety operations, and at the same time be recognized by ISRI for their commitment to safety.
The COSE Awards include:
- The Best-in-Class Award will be granted to the COSE member company or facility with the lowest OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) for the 2019 calendar year.
- The Superior Achievement Award will be granted to the COSE member company or facility that has achieved an OSHA TRIR of .75 or less for the 2019 calendar year.
- The Rising Star Award will be granted to the COSE member facility that has achieved an OSHA TRIR of 2.65 or less for the 2019 calendar year.
Entry forms and additional information for both awards can be found on ISRI’s website. All entries are due by May 15, 2020. The award recipients will be recognized virtually during the ISRI Summer Board of Directors Meeting July 21 – 24, 2020. For questions about the awards or for those interested in joining COSE, contact ISRI’s Transportation Safety Director Commodor Hall.