Mercy Health System tabbed to receive safety award
The awards are co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
“Safety is a top priority at Mercy Health System,” said Bryan Roessler, director of the Wisconsin Safety Council. “The company sets the standards for best industry practices. Its innovative safety program is a model for the rest of the state and nation.”
In 2007, Mercy introduced several innovative and wellness initiatives including an ergonomics locker that offers trial equipment for employees to try, the Mercy Learning Center which is a computer-based learning management system and the hiring of a dedicated Worker’s Compensation Case Manager.
Mercy is one of 18 businesses honored. An independent panel of 48 judges, including leaders in business, health and safety, evaluated the 142 nominations based on injury incidence rates over the last three years, health and safety procedures, policies, and accomplishments.
The Wisconsin Safety Council is a charitable non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to making Wisconsin a safe and healthy place to live and work. It promotes safety and health programs, resource services and educational materials for community outreach.