The National Safety Council awarded 16 companies Safety Leadership Awards and two companies Superior Safety Performance Awards recently. Safety Leadership recipients have achieved five consecutive years and Superior Safety Performance recipients have achieved 10 consecutive years without an occupational injury or illness resulting in lost employee work days or death.

In 2008, work injuries cost the nation $183 billion. There were an estimated 4,303 unintentional work deaths. Companies that motivate and inspire safe behavior are able to reduce workplace injuries and deaths and improve their bottom lines. When employees are encouraged and recognized for safe behavior, companies can build strong corporate safety cultures.

Safety Leadership Awards and Superior Safety Performance Awards are part of the council’s Safety Motivation and Recognition Award Program. Congratulations to the following 18 companies:

Safety Leadership Award

Northeast
Watermark, Lowell, Mass.

South
Diamond Innovations, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
IAP Worldwide Services, Patent and Trademark Office Support Services, Cape Canaveral, Fla.
CH2M HILL, Georgetown Project, Georgetown, Texas
CH2M HILL OMI, Central Region, Temple, Texas
OCI Chemical Corp., USPC, Decatur, Ala.
URS Washington Division, DuPont Louisville Works, Louisville, Ky.
Veolia Water, Crossville Wastewater, Crossville, Tenn.

Midwest
Monsanto, Clarion Soybean Production Plant, Clarion, Iowa
Nooter Construction Company, St. Louis, Mo.
Retail Construction Services, Lake Elmo, Minn.

West
CH2M HILL, Eldorado, N.M.

International
Fauji Fertilizer Company Ltd., Goth Machhi Plant Site, Sadiquabad, Pakistan 
Jacobs Engineering India Private Ltd., Home Office Operations, Singapore
Jacobs Engineering Singapore Pte Ltd., Exxon Mobile Alliance Project, Singapore
Jacobs Engineering Singapore Pte Ltd., Home Office Operations, Singapore

Superior Safety Performance Award
CH2M HILL, Georgetown Project, Georgetown, Texas
Retail Construction Services, Lake Elmo, Minn.

The National Safety Council (www.nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.