Nominations needed for Governor’s Health and Safety Award – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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SPRINGFIELD During the 29th Annual Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety & Health Day (DIOSH) on March 4 in Peoria, the Governors Award for Health and Safety will be presented to a person who has made significant contributions to occupational health and/or safety.

You can nominate someone or yourself for this prestigious award through January 31, 2020. The nomination form is available at The Illinois Department of Labor is a cosponsor of DIOSH Day, which will be held at the Peoria Civic Center.

Worker safety is a core mission of the Illinois Department of Labor, and we know health and safety is a priority for private and public employers. This is a great chance to give your health and safety advocates recognition for their important work. I urge you to consider nominating a worthy individual, said IDOL director Michael Kleinik.

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DIOSH Day is for employers, employees, and all others interested in safety and health. Experts in the field will present numerous sessions on the most current issues in safety and health today. The Illinois Department of Labor, other governmental agencies and private vendors also will provide information and materials in a large exhibition area.

1989: Pat and Rodney Williamson are ready to dine. Owner Leonard Losch looks on at Ellen Kay's.

1992: A bicyclist pedals along East Rudy Street where a row of new duplexes were built, next to a subsidized housing project.

1959: In an effort to better serve the growing needs of the Midwest, Southwest and Far West market for flexible metal hose and tubing the American Brass Co. built its American Metal Hose Division plant in Mattoon.

1963: A new line of paving equipment is exhibited by the Mattoon Blaw Knox plant at the Construction Equipment Exposition and Road Show, Chicago.

1988: Burtschi is the first store in Illinois south of Springfield to offer Hummel figurines.

1959: The Eastern Division of the CIPS is completing a move into the new building in Mattoon. The structure has 36 offices and 23,000 square feet of office space.

1991: The CTA office is carpeted, air conditioned, well-lit and features work stations designed around employee needs. Telemarketers generated $435 billion in sales last year. For each customer who says yes, 99 say no.

1977: Acquisition of the Douglas Nursing Center will complete another phase in Wesley Tower's total care package.

1985: aerial view of downtown Mattoon.

1992: A group of children wait in line to challenge the winner to a game of tether ball at the E. Rudy Street housing project.

1950: Proof that flash photography has become a national hobby is the Mattoon plant of the General Electric Co. which manufactures flash bulbs almost exclusively. A few incandescent or regular light bulbs in larger wattages are made here also.

1965: The school is housed in the former Humble Oil Co. building on Route 45 on the south side of Mattoon.

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