- The highest-ranking officer of the applicant organization is required to certify eligibility on behalf of the organization.
- Organizations must have three years of data to qualify for this award.
- Organizations applying for an award must provide all the relevant information requested in the application.
Companies that perform work regulated by someone other than the department of Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) are encouraged to apply. These may include oversight by those such as MSHA, DOT, US Coast Guard, etc.
Except as described above for entities not governed by 29 CFR 1904, Recordkeeping; applications must include 2020, 2021, and 2022 OSHA Form 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and OSHA’s Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
Organizations should obscure all personal information from Form 300 and any submitted injury/illness information included in this application. If they do not possess OSH Logs, they must provide the equivalent injury/illness information as described above.
Any group submitting a nomination with serious, willful, or repeat violations issued by a State or federal regulatory agency is not eligible for an award in the year the violation was issued or in the year in which there are outstanding violations. This will be verified by AKOSH.
The State of Alaska will review the application and ensure the submitting organization is a good corporate citizen regarding the environment, legal, and labor activities.
Applicants must provide a short description of the work they perform.
Organizations must have a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) no greater than 90% of their NAICS classification and are eligible for the award when the TRIR is no greater than 90% of the published rate for the last three years.
Continued Excellence and/or Continuous Improvement
The application must show three years of excellence in maintaining and/or improving the safety and health of their personnel, the environment, their assets, and the organization’s reputation.
Results may be measured as a reduction in frequency and severity (reduction in lost workday injuries or days, reduced number of recordable injuries, reduction in workers' compensation claim costs, reduced environmental impacts, etc...).
Safety, Risk, and Environment
Applicants must discuss how their safety and/or risk programs have enabled them to be successful and continually improve. Short examples of the program referenced must be submitted with the application (ie: Hazard Identification, Job Hazard Analysis, behavior-based safety, Training Program, etc).
Applicants should provide evidence by at least one example of reduced risk to the employee and/or environment through risk reduction techniques such as through design, engineering out a hazard, use of administrative controls or the use of PPE.