Ashtabula County Safety Council to present safety awards

Mike Fitchet, Ashtabula County Emergency Management Agency director, was the 2015 recipient of the Dixon Greenwood Safety Award presented by Jerry Palfey. The 2016 Award will be presented at Ashtabula County Safety Council’s Annual Luncheon on Thursday at Andrus Banquet Center.

ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula County Safety Council will present its 2016 Dixon Greenwood Safety Award Thursday.

The organization, sponsored by Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus, is one of more than 80 such groups dedicated to keeping workers safe throughout Ohio and is comprised of more than 100 area businesses and organizations.

Several awards for workplace safety will be presented at the banquet including the Dixon Greenwood Award, named for Dixon Greenwood, who is credited by organizers for setting an example and standard in Ashtabula County workplace safety throughout his career at Union Carbide Metals, later Elkem Metals.

Keynote speaker for the event will be nutritionist Zonya Foco.

The banquet will feature dinner, vendors and door prizes. The cost is $18 per person or $126 for a table seating eight.

Doors open 10 a.m. Thursday at Andrus Banquet Center, 2259 West Ave. The program will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Ashtabula County Safety Council Manager Andrew Kelner at (440) 576-6015 or visit the Safety Council website at www.ashtabulacountysafetycouncil.org.  

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