School Only One of Fourteen Out Of 24,000 To Be Recognized
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Edmonson County School District was awarded KEMI's 2017 Destiny Award today at the Board of Education Office. The award was presented by the Kentucky Employer's Mutual Insurance company and is given to only 14 out of 24,000 policy holders each year.
The award highlights safety efforts in the workplace by policyholders and is a direct reflection of how employers like the Edmonson County Board of Education work to keep employees in a safe environment, according to client service manager Tammy Adams.
"This is only the second time that a school district has won this award," said Adams. "We can easily see how all Edmonson County administrators take workplace safety seriously, and that can make for a safe and happy environment."
Superintendent of schools Patrick Waddell said the award was definitely something of which to be proud.
"It's a win-win for our district and all our employees," he said. "Representatives like Tammy help get our employees back to work when there is an accident, which allows our district to have confidence in what they do, while keeping premiums down for school employees. We're very proud to have the opportunity to receive this."
KEMI Loss Education and Safety Rep Eli Roberts, who presented the award, said that the award was much deserved.
"With only 14 out of 24,000 being recognized, this shows Edmonson County school board's drive for workplace safety," he said. "This is a group effort and it shows just how much safety counts for all employees."