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County Safety Officer receives “Partnership Award” from Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health

Post Date:04/26/2017 2:00 PM

ICA Commissioners Joseph M. Hennelly, Jr. and Scott P. LeMarr
congratulate Yuma County Safety Compliance Officer Diane Robinson on
receiving the "2017 Commissioner's Partnership Award"

For over 10 years Yuma County Safety Compliance Officer Diane Robinson has helped the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) bring safety training to businesses and workers in Yuma and surrounding communities.  At the “ICA on the Capitol Lawn Safety Day”, held on March 27, 2017, Vice Chairman of the Industrial Commission of Arizona, Joseph M. Hennelly, Jr. was honored to present Diane with the prestigious “Chairman’s Partnership Award” for her sustained contributions toward the mission of ADOSH which is: “The protection of life, health, safety and welfare of Arizona’s most valuable asset — our workforce.” 

Since 2007 when Diane Robinson started working with Yuma County, she has invited ADOSH Trainers to come to the community to provide free instruction for employers and employees on required safety subjects and best practices.  She has facilitated the Division’s training efforts by securing venues, advertising, e-mailing and alerting the community regarding the scheduled training, providing materials and even speakers for ADOSH’s first Safety Summit.  When ADOSH considered organizing a safety summit, partnering with Diane was the confirming factor, knowing that she would take an active interest and give her best effort to ensure success.  Diane schedules training dates and subjects often a year in advance, thoughtfully considering community businesses and working activities that could benefit from safety and health training.  In the past year Diane has partnered with ADOSH to bring Silica Hazards, Aerial Lift Safety, Ladder Safety, Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment, Effective Employee Training, Confined Spaces, Respirator Fit Test Certification, Maintenance Worker Safety, Agriculture Safety and many more topics to the Yuma area.

Diane’s career path to safety and risk management has been realized over many decades and through numerous assignments, including pioneering a comprehensive safety and risk management program for Yuma Regional Medical Center; working as a Loss Control and Underwriter’s Consultant for The State Compensation Fund; and with Yuma County as a Safety Program Specialist in Risk Management and currently as a Safety Compliance Officer under the Human Resources Department. Often Diane has been the lone, yet effective safety voice for her employers.  In addition to her full-time job Diane sits on a number of committees and councils regarding safety and health in Arizona.

ADOSH looks forward to many more years of partnering with Yuma County and especially with Diane Robinson.  Her dedication to the common cause of “sending everyone home each day, safe and sound,” has inspired ADOSH trainers and leaders and her peers in the safety community who have had the privilege of working with her.

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