UPS safety relay chooses Newark as a hand off site for baton traveling the U.S. - Newark Advocate A baton is traveling the nation in the name of safety for UPS delivery centers and has made a stop in Newark, Ohio. Each week, the baton is shipped to a new center and on Monday, Oct. 1, it arrived at the Newark UPS center. Josh Mason, Newark UPS safety chair and coordinator for the Newark safety relay, said "It was quite surprising and an honor to be chosen," he said. "We're such a small center and we were chosen among other big centers like Texas, California, and Florida. They were looking to feature a center in Ohio and other centers in Columbus and Cleveland also volunteered but we were chosen." The relay's goal is to promote zero injuries and accidents. In Newark, they honored their workers with a breakfast for those in the circle of honor -- employees that have promoted safety for more than 20 years.