The Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association (FW&PCOA) advocates that in order for a utility to be successful, it must incorporate a sound safety and health program into its standard operating procedures. A good safety program must embody proper attitudes toward injury and illness prevention by employers, supervisors, and employees. It requires cooperation on all safety and health matters, not only between the employer and employee, but also between employees and their co-workers.
In recognition of the importance of safety, the FW&PCOA presents awards each year to facilities that employ our members and have an outstanding safety performance record during the previous calendar year. Plaques are presented at the annual Awards Luncheon held in conjunction with the Fall State Short School in August.
The award criteria take into consideration the size of each facility and its number of employees so that smaller facilities can compete fairly with larger ones. The following criteria are also included:
The utility or plant does NOT have to be totally accident free to be eligible.
The documentation requested in the application form is not mandatory, but it does aid the committee in its decisions and therefore can be an asset for the applicant.
Nominations must be submitted to the following address, post marked no later than June 15, 2015.
Peter M. Tyson, FW&PCOA Safety Chairman
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority
3375 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050-2301