RICHMOND, VA – There were thirty-seven fatalities at all Virginia workplaces in 2018 which represented an 8% increase over the prior year. The VMA’s safety program is intended to proactively address workplace fatalities and injuries. One major part of that program is the recognition of outstanding safety performance by contractors to manufacturers. VMA Safety Awards were presented to forty-nine contractors during an awards ceremony at the 17th annual Virginia Environmental Health and Safety (VEHS) Conference on September 18.

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