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Adair Co. Board of Education wins safety award from KEMI

From Ryan Worthen

A strong safety record in the workplace is something to be proud of. The Adair County Board of Education has been recognized for their efforts and has received the KEMI Destiny Award for the first time.

The Adair County School Board has created an environment that is safe and healthy for employees and students alike. The school board has instituted mandatory annual school safety trainings, along with a safety committee that meets quarterly with representatives from Charles M. Moore Insurance Agency.

"The more we call attention to safety, and the more we practice safe procedures, the better we become at it," said Pamela Stephens, Superintendent of Adair County Schools. "Instituting these procedures and making small changes can have a bigger impact than people know."

Along with safety trainings and protocols, each school has a designated employee who is trained and knows what to do should an injury occur. Adair County School Board believes proper protocols and trainings can create a much safer environment for all employees.

Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance (KEMI), the state's leading provider of workers' compensation insurance, recognizes employers for their commitment to workplace safety annually. The Destiny Award is presented to policyholders that best exemplify KEMI's motto, "Control your own destiny." The award symbolizes what can be accomplished when organizations work together to improve workplace safety.

"Winning this award as a school district is pretty amazing," said Stephens. "Our being more diligent to take care of each other has rewarded us in so many ways."

Policyholders that earn the KEMI Destiny Award effectively demonstrate their ability to manage a formal safety program, provide on-site training and regular safety meetings for employees, and display an ongoing commitment to safety from all levels throughout their organizations.

"Destiny Award winners are part of an elite group of organizations that have emphasized safety each day and demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of Kentucky's workforce," remarked Jon Stewart, President and CEO of KEMI.

To celebrate the announcement of this award, the Adair County School Board held a presentation and reception at their office.

This story was posted on 2022-11-18 16:13:22
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Adair Co. Board of Education wins safety award from KEMI

2022-11-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo coutesy KEMI.
The Adair County School Board accepting their KEMI Destiny Award this year.

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