Fairview Range Earns Governor’s Safety Award for 5th Consecutive Year

Fairview Range Medical Center received a Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety.

Fairview Range was recognized for the 5th year in a row for superior performance in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on May 10 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The organization is one of 279 employers that were honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

“Congratulations to Fairview Range for helping to make life safer inside their organization and beyond,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council.

“Employee safety is one of our top priorities and receiving this award for the past five years recognizes that,” said Patrick Sharp, Interim President and CEO at Fairview Range. “We continue to be committed to ensuring Fairview Range is a safe place to work and practice.”

Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels:

  • Meritorious Achievement (182 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
  • Outstanding Achievement (59 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51%-90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
  • Award of Honor (38 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale. 

Fairview Range received a Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety.

The Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon is part of the 84th Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region. The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries (“accidents”).

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