J.J. Keller Announces 2015 Safety Professional of the Year

"We commend this year's award winners for their remarkable commitment to safety improvement," said Rustin Keller, executive vice president and chief operating officer at J. J. Keller. "It's individuals like these who help American workers go home safely to their families each day."

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has chosen its 2015 Safety Professional of the Year: Frank Olivas, safety director for PRIDE Industries of Roseville, Calif.

J.J. Keller announced his selection Aug. 21. Its announcement says Olivas and his safety team have reduced their accident rate to just 1.6, well below the industry average of 3.9. "This achievement is made more remarkable by the unique challenges Olivas faces, including communicating with the company's Spanish-speaking and disabled employees. He provides safety information in both English and Spanish, and uses job coaches who communicate with hand signals for hearing-impaired employees," according to the announcement.

The second-place award went to John Brunner, health and safety manager at Essentra Specialty Tapes in Forest Park, Ill., and Robert Steeb, safety manager for Sargento Foods, Inc. in Plymouth, Wis., received the third-place award. He implemented the Nobody Falls Campaign to increase awareness of slips, trips, and falls with a campaign that included online articles, pamphlets, posters, and an engaging video.

The winners will be recognized in a ceremony at J.J. Keller's headquarters in Neenah, Wis., in September. They will receive a cash prize, plaque, certificate, and complimentary KellerOnline® subscriptions.

"We commend this year's award winners for their remarkable commitment to safety improvement," said Rustin Keller, executive vice president and chief operating officer at J. J. Keller. "It's individuals like these who help American workers go home safely to their families each day."

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