Award Categories

The Governor's Workplace Safety Award (GWSA) is a competitive award. If your organization is interested in being recognized, you must submit an application addressing all appropriate questions. Applications will be evaluated by both; members of the American Society of Safety Engineers and members of the Indiana Department of Labor’s INSafe consultation division.

For more information, check the GWSA Frequently Asked Questions.

Everyday Safety Hero Award

The Everyday Safety Hero Award, the newest GWSA category, provides Hoosier employers with the opportunity to nominate an individual who has championed workplace safety and health excellence in their respective workplace. The nominee is not required to be a safety or health professional, in fact, this award looks to acknowledge and recognize the contributions, participation, and impact that a front-line employee plays.

Everyday Safety Hero Award Nomination Application

 

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award category is the newest addition to the GWSA's. The award highlights an organization that has positively impacted employee safety and health or demonstrated proactive measures to improving the workplace safety and health culture. This is also a fairly new award category, first awarded in 2016.

Rising Star Award Application

Innovation Award

Innovation Awards may be given to companies or worksites that implement new or unique approaches and strategies aimed at enhancing employee safety and health.

Innovation Awards have been given for the following:

  • Small-sized Company (Less than or equal to 100 employees at location)
  • Medium-sized Company (101 to 499 employees at location)
  • Large-sized Company (More than 500 employees at location)
  • Specialty Contractor
  • Construction and General Industry

Innovation Award Application

Education & Outreach Awards

Education & Outreach Awards have been based on Internal and External divisions. Education & Outreach Internal Awards go to companies or worksites who've demonstrated excellence in development and sharing of safety best practices within the organization. Education & Outreach External Awards recognize companies or worksites that implement incident prevention educational activities to an outside group or party.

Education & Outreach Awards have been given for the following:

  • Small-sized Company (Less than or equal to 100 employees at location)
  • Medium-sized Company (101 to 499 employees at location)
  • Large-sized Company (More than 500 employees at location)
  • Construction and General Industry (for all divisions)
  • Internal and External

Education and Outreach Award Application

Partnership Award

Partnership Awards recognize companies or worksites that emphasize activities in which the organization has joined with another external group to promote injury and illness prevention.

Partnership Awards have been given for the following:

  • Small-sized Company (Less than or equal to 100 employees at location)
  • Medium-sized Company (101 to 499 employees at location)
  • Large-sized Company (More than 500 employees at location)
  • Construction and General Industry

Partnership Award Application