Best Practices in Safety Recognition Program

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2024

As we place an ever increasing value on safety in the workplace, the CSIA Board of Directors decided the Association needed a program to underscore the importance of safety and to assist our members in improving their safety programs and practices. They wanted a program that would encourage member participation, yet give meaningful recognition and commentary.

The Board and Association Legal Counsel, Gary Auman of Auman, Mahan & Furry, work together to develop the program's application questions.  The applications are graded anonymously by Legal Counsel, and all applicants are provided with a written critique of their safety program. 

Each question is graded on a scale of 0 – 10 points. The total point score is then totaled and divided by the number of questions to get a percentage score.

The percentage score is awarded at the following levels:
94 – 100%   Platinum
85 – 93%     Gold
75 – 84%     Silver
66 – 74%     Bronze

Following the receipt of the award, Gary sends each participant a detailed multi-page letter explaining why they have received the score that they did.  The goal of this program is self-improvement, and it can be built on year after year.  The written critique is designed specifically to facilitate ongoing safety program improvement.  After receiving Gary’s letter, applicants are urged to implement as many suggestions as possible that are detailed in the letter.  Each applicant is also encouraged to apply the following year to ensure the continuous build of their program's level of quality. 

2024 CSIA Safety Program Application

QUESTIONS? - Contact Rachel Pinkus at