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UNI receives safety award

May 9, 2012
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Wendel Reece, university safety manager, 319-273-7269

Stacey Christensen, University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa was recently awarded the Bronze Incident Rate Excellence Award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council. The award was given at the 59th Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo in Dubuque.

This award acknowledges achievement in accident prevention through demonstrating an incident rate lower than the national average during 2011. UNI was one of 170 businesses, industries and government agencies in Illinois and Iowa to receive an award for the promotion of active safety programs and reduction of Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable incidents and injuries.

The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The mission of the council is to promote effective safety, health and environmental practices.

For more information about the award, contact Wendel Reece, university safety manager, at 319-273-7269.