COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Columbus Consolidated Government received the 2015 Theodore Roosevelt Worker's Compensation and Disability Management Award.
This national award has been presented for the past 19 years to for-profit and nonprofit organizations who have distinguished themselves by their creativity in solving problems posed by workplace injuries.
The criteria for selection as a Teddy Award winner includes overall performance, sustainability, teamwork and innovation in developing and implementing the organization's program.
The award was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, who in 1908 introduced and promoted the first piece of significant workers' compensation legislation in the U.S.
Four winners are chosen each year. The Columbus Consolidated Government is the only municipal government to win a Teddy Award in 2015.
The other winners include a major airline, a grocery store chain and a New Jersey health care organization.