CCSD Receives Workplace Safety Award
CCSD Business Adminstrator, Dale Hansen, accepted the award on behalf of the District
On June 18th, 2019, the Cache County School District received the 2019 Charles A. Caine Award for Workplace Safety from Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) Insurance. Cache County School District was nominated because of its outstanding safety practices.
Kirk McRae, Director of Human Resources for the Cache County School District, shared some insight regarding how the district is keeping everyone safe. “We place a high priority on workplace safety across the board, so with whatever job category someone works in, there are safety protocols and precautions that are followed,” he said. “We also have a Risk Control Safety Committee that meets once a quarter, where we look at employee injuries to spot any trends or anomalies that may be concerning… I would say having an overall focus on safety is something that has proven to be effective.”
McRae indicated that increased awareness is essential when it comes to workplace safety. “Safety consciousness, as well as being aware of your surroundings, is important,” he shared. “The number one workplace injury is slipping and falling -- so taking extra effort to make sure that hallways are dry or that the sidewalks and parking lots during the winter months have been shoveled and have de-icer on -- things like that make a big difference.”
Of receiving the award, McRae said, “WCF has been our partner as our workers' compensation carrier for over twenty years and they’ve been a very good partner in regards to workplace safety. We’re honored that they would recognize our efforts. It’s not the award, but the safety of our employees that makes it most meaningful.”