SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - A number of Somerset County employees were recognized for their safety records in 2014.

According to a release from the county, the Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards program recognizes excellence in New Jersey private and public workplace safety performance.

A total of 12 Somerset County work groups qualified for awards through the program this time.

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Honored were Bridgewater Township councilman Allen Kurdyla, records retention; prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano and administrator Thomas White, representing the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office; Captain Tim Pino and Undersheriff Thomas Kelly, of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office; freeholder director Mark Caliguire; public service director Keith McCoy, of the Somerset County Library System; nutrition program administrator Angela Dubivsky, representing the county’s seven senior centers; Paul Tomaszfski, of vehicle maintenance; Barbara Mullens, of the Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service; Human Resources Safety Officer Paul Malarcher, representing the county administration building; director Daryl Minch, of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County; warden Charles O’Neill, of the Somerset County Jail; and Public Health & Safety Director William Stahl, representing 9-1-1 Communications and the Emergency Services Training Academy.

The Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, based in Bridgewater, also received a safety award.