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Recognizing those who saved a life – applications now open through L&I

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on May 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
May 27, 2010 12:05 pm

The Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board is accepting nominations for the 2010 governor’s lifesaving awards, presented to Washington residents who saved a life this past year.

According to a release from the Department of Labor & Industries, the award is open to all Washington residents covered by industrial insurance, whether through the state’s workers’ compensation system or at a self-insured company.

The life-saving effort must have taken place between June 1, 2009, and May 30, 2010 – but is not limited to actions in Washington. The deadline for applications is June 30.

Nominees must have made a hands-on effort to save a life. For law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and similar professions, the lifesaving action cannot be part of their normal job duties but must be actions above and beyond the call of duty.

Humanitarian awards are presented to those who, despite their best efforts, were unable to save the life of the victim.

Last year, 29 people were recognized with lifesaving and humanitarian awards. For a nomination form and more information on qualifications, e-mail Laura Glover at , or call 360-902-5533. Nomination forms are also available and can be submitted online at

The award recipients will be featured guests at the 59th Annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference Sept. 29-30 at the Spokane Convention Center.

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