Every establishment within the geographical boundaries of the state of Kentucky is eligible for this award even if the establishment won the award the previous year. The establishment must be free of any egregious safety or health violations for a period of 24 months beginning with the date of issuance of the citation and any pending discrimination complaint or any uncorrected or contested serious violation(s). Eligibility is limited to one award during a 12-month period of time.
An establishment may qualify for the award if its employees together achieved the required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees and is shown in the following table. Once the minimum hours worked threshold has been achieved, an establishment may be eligible for an award in subsequent years providing there were no recordable injuries and illnesses resulting in lost work days during the previous calendar year.
# of Employees
up to 125
from 126 to 250
from 251 to 375
from 376 to 500
501 or more
If your organization has multiple facilities, (multi-establishment), your establishment may qualify as a separate element. To do so, your establishment or operation must be organizationally distinct and geographically distinct from other establishments of the organization.
To be organizationally distinct, your establishment, of a multi-operations organization, must be under separate operating management reporting directly to the head of the organization.
To be geographically distinct, your establishment must by physically separated from other elements by distance or a definable boundary. Establishments in different cities and counties cannot be combined to create more hours earned for the award. Each individual establishment must stand on its own record.
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