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Three local employers recognized for safety excellence

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May 9, 2013

Bellingham – Three local employers have been recognized for safety excellence by the Department of Labor & Industries.

The City of Anacortes, Management Services Northwest and St. Francis of Bellingham were recognized for earning state and national safety awards while participating in L&I's "Blueprint for Safety" Program.

The Blueprint for Safety Program is for employers who are committed to continuous improvement and excellence in the fields of accident prevention, returning injured employees to work and human resources.

Participants in the program agree to:

  • Attend an initial meeting between L&I and the CEO to agree upon Blueprint principles.
  • Develop yearly written safety goals.
  • Attend supervisory training modules.
  • Attend quarterly meetings.

A total of 13 Whatcom and Skagit County employers are participating in the Blueprint Program. They represent construction, manufacturing, agriculture, mass transit, food manufacturing and cold storage industries.

The awards were presented at a special CEO luncheon on Wednesday at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club.

For more information on the Blueprint for Safety Program, please contact Kelly Monahan, Consultation Manager, at 425-290-1431 or email to


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