Do you know an unsung hero who, without hesitation, jumped into lifesaving action when someone was in trouble and needed help? If so, the Department of Labor & Industries wants to hear from you.

The Department of Labor & Industries is calling for nominations to honor these lifesavers at the 70th Annual Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Conference this fall in Spokane.

To be eligible, the heroic act must have occurred during work hours between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021. The nominee also must have performed hands-on aid. All workers covered by the Washington State Industrial Insurance Act are eligible for nomination.

In addition, the Governor’s Office gives a humanitarian award to people who performed a heroic act, but despite best efforts, were unable to save the victim’s life.

For law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and similar professions, the lifesaving action must be above and beyond a typical emergency they normally face.

Those who are interested in nominating a hero must fill out a nomination form. Call 360-400-4080 or email Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health mailbox at for more information.