When it Comes to Safety, There Are CEOs Who ‘Get It’

The National Safety Council has officially announced the 2017 CEOs Who “Get It,” which is an annual recognition presented to safety leaders who go above and beyond to protect employees both on and off the job.

“These leaders understand that nothing drives business like employee safety,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council.

“They have set a high bar for both their peers and employees, and we are proud to recognize their efforts.”

This year’s CEOs represent national and multinational organizations.

Each honoree has built his organization’s safety strategy using four key components:

  • Leadership and employee engagement
  • Safety management solutions
  • Risk reduction, and
  • Performance measurement
  • These four pillars are the basis of the Council’s Journey to Safety Excellence, a process of continuous improvement with a goal of zero harm.

    This year’s recipients are:

    Full profiles of the CEOs Who “Get It” will be featured in the February 2017 issue of Safety+Health magazine.

    (The Journey to Safety Excellence is a road map to help you build a workplace that keeps people safe. It comes with free, practical tools collected from 100 years of experience. Courtesy of the National Safety Council and YouTube)

    Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

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