The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has honored crews at its eight field divisions and the Oklahoma City headquarters with workplace safety awards.
ODOT annually conducts onsite reviews, accident follow-up and ongoing safety education with its worker safety program. As a result, the number of employee injury accidents has dropped by 60 percent over the past 10 years.
ODOT’s Division 3, based in Ada, received this year’s Governor’s Safety Excellence Award, which goes to the ODOT field division with the best overall safety record for the past year. The division increased its safety performance record by 94 percent year over year.
The Progressive Excellence Award, which honors the field division with the most improved safety rating, went to Division 2. The Antlers-based division boosted its safety performance 96 percent compared to the previous year.
Winners of the Director’s Safety Awards, which are presented to the unit in each of ODOT’s eight field divisions and its Oklahoma City headquarters with the best safety record, include:
- Division One, Checotah Interstate Maintenance
- Division Two, Division Wide Maintenance Crew
- Division Three, Division Wide Bridge Crew
- Division Four, Oklahoma City Residency
- Division Five, Blaine County Maintenance
- Division Six, Mechanic’s Shop
- Division Seven, Grady County Maintenance
- Division Eight, Ottawa County Maintenance
- Division Nine, Data Collection Branch