Safety Recognition Program

Safety Recognition Program Acknowledges Employee Safety Leadership

The purpose of the recognition program is to foster a culture that values safety by recognizing employees who demonstrate exceptional dedication and leadership to improve District workplace safety.  

We have three levels of safety recognition, designed to acknowledge acts of safety.

Safety Medal


Anyone can nominate any other employee for a Providing Extra Effort in Recognizing Safety (PEERS) Award. 

PEERS Recognition is intended to recognize actions that, while expected as part of normal job responsibilities, demonstrate a commitment to safety in the workplace. Nominate someone by sending an e-mail here:

Describe the person's action or fill out a form available in various District lunch rooms. 


Nominate someone by telling that person's supervisor, the Safety Officer, any member of the District Safety Committee or Site Safety Committee, what happened. Only an employee's supervisor, the Safety Officer, or committee members can award the Spot Recognition and needs to fill out this form. 

SPOT Recognition is not intended to recognize actions that are expected as part of normal job responsibilities, but are generally characterized as contributing toward the District's goals of achieving a 'world class' safety culture through self-initiated actions.


CCWD's highest safety award, the District Safety Committee awards STARs based on their review of PEERS and SPOT awards.

STAR recognizes actions that show superior commitment to safety through exemplary actions.