Safe Driver Award

IHSA established the Safe Driver Award Program for employers to recognize the health and safety performance of their employees. It's a symbol of your company's commitment to health and safety.


Benefits of The Program

  • Demonstrates the importance of working safely
  • Demonstrates the company's appreciation of a job well done
  • Improves employee morale
  • Builds confidence in individuals and gives them confidence in the company
  • Documents the employee's and the company's history of safety
  • Shows customers and other companies the quality of service you provide

Eligibility Criteria

If a driver works for a full calendar year (January 1 to December 31) without a motor vehicle incident (MVI), he or she is eligible for the Safe Driver Award. The year for school bus drivers goes from July 1 to June 30 to better reflect their schedule.

For the first year, drivers must have been full-time employees for at least 75% of the year. There are two exceptions to this rule:

  • An authorized company leave of absence or a layoff, and
  • An illness or injury that prevents the person from working.

For more information, download the Safe Driver Award brochure.