1. Organizations must have a minimum of 10,000 work hours (calendar year, third party verifiable).
2. Zero fatalities and lost time and restricted duty injuries (calendar year as defined by MSHA).
3. Total reportable incident frequency rate (TRIFR) = 1.0 (calendar year as defined by MSHA).
4. Documentation summarizing the organization’s approach to safety and health management that resulted in the performance for which it is being nominated. This should include, but is not limited to:
a. Safety and health management systems;
b. Engineering standards and practices;
c. Risk management practices;
d. Training and education;
e. Emergency response;
f. MSHA & OSHA compliance practices;
g. Behavior optimization;
h. Safety culture (culture enhancement, leadership, etc).