(AP) -- Illinois
labor officials are seeking nominees for an annual award that goes to someone
who has made a significant contribution toward safety and health for workers.
The Illinois Department of Labor is accepting nominees from downstate Illinois -- outside Chicago
and its surrounding suburbs -- until Jan. 4
The nominee selected will receive the Governor's Award for Health and
Safety. The award will be given Feb. 27 at the 22nd annual Downstate Illinois
Occupational Safety and Health Day.
The Labor Department enforces occupational safety and health standards
for the state's public sector. It's Safety Inspection and Education Division
also provides consulting services to smaller businesses.
The 2012 Governor's Award went to Michael Connors. He's a former
regional administrator for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health