NEW PHILADELPHIA — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) honored 34 local employers for reaching one year without workplace injuries or illnesses that kept workers away from work for more than a day.

The employers, members of the Tuscarawas Valley Safety Council, received BWC’s 100% Award during the Safety Council’s annual awards ceremony.

"A healthy workforce is crucial to ensuring that Ohio’s economy remains strong, and I applaud these businesses for their commitment to workplace safety," DeWine said. "These Tuscarawas County employers have demonstrated a commitment to safety, and I congratulate them on this special recognition."

Local employers recognized with the the 100% Award include:

American Highway Products Ltd.

Bolivar Fire Department

C & B Machine, Inc.

Carpenter Heating & Cooling, Inc.

Diversified Honing Inc

FabOhio, Inc.

Flickinger Piping Co., Inc.

Gemini Fiber Corp

Gooding's Nursery Inc.

Harold's Equipment Inc.

Henry Heating & Cooling, Inc.

M.E.B. Systems, Inc.

Marsh Industries, Inc.

Metal Masters Inc.

Minteq International

Northeast Ohio Natural Gas Corp.

Ohio Bridge Stripping Inc.

Parkway Auto Group Nissan

Peterman Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Progressive Morning Care LLC

Reese Trucking Inc.

Rich Industries

SST Enterprises Inc.

Staley Technologies, Inc.

The Dover Tank and Plate Company

Triple R Trailer Sales Inc.

Tuscarawas County Senior Center

Tuscarawas County YMCA

Village of Mineral City

Village of Newcomerstown

Village of Strasburg

New Philadelphia License Bureau Inc.

Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce

Economic Development & Finance Alliance

"Running a business is demanding, and I congratulate these employers for understanding there can be no compromising when it comes to workplace safety," BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud said. "Their success in preventing injuries is paying off with this recognition. More importantly, their workers are returning home each day injury free."

Recipients of the 100% Award are among 69 local businesses that received awards. The council also honored employers in three other award categories.

The Tuscarawas Valley Safety Council is one of more than 80 across the state that partner with BWC to educate employers and workers about the importance of workplace safety. Visit bwc.ohio.gov to learn more about Ohio’s Safety Council Program.