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Posted on: October 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City Wins Prestigious Safety Award

During the recent League of Oregon Cities annual conference, the City of Brookings received a well-deserved safety award. The City took home the Silver award.

CIS (Citycounty Insurance Services) presented the award in recognition of the City’s good employee safety record during the 2017-18 year. The award showcases cities which foster employee safety, have a proven track record related to safely operating equipment and machinery, and where management has a clear commitment to a safe work environment. This year’s winning cities also have a strong focus on training.

CIS’ annual safety awards are presented in three categories: gold, silver and bronze. Cities are grouped by their number of full-time employees, and award-winning cities are determined by the number and duration of time-loss injuries the city has, compared with the number of hours their employees worked in a year.

“At CIS, we take the safety of our workers’ compensation program members seriously,” said CIS’ Executive Director Lynn McNamara. “The City of Brookings has adopted safe work practices — and makes sure those practices are followed, day in and day out. Their commitment and vigilance produces results: employees stay on the job, and costs stay down.”

For the annual safety awards, open to all members of the League of Oregon Cities, qualifying cities may win a gold, silver or bronze award.

Cities are grouped by the number of full-time employees:

  • Group 1 (1-14 employees)
  • Group 2 (15-29 employees)
  • Group 3 (30-79 employees)
  • Group 4 (80-149 employees)
  • Group 5 (150-399 employees)
  • Group 6 (400-above employees)

The City is recognized based on the number of time loss injuries the city has, and their duration, compared to the number of hours worked in a year. Gold awards went to those cities with zero, time-loss injuries. If no cities in a group had zero time-loss injuries, then the gold went to the city with the lowest injury ratio.

To learn more about the CIS safety award, please visit

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