The National Safety Council awarded nine companies Safety Leadership Awards and one company the Superior Safety Performance Awards in July. 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 companies:

Safety Leadership Award

  • Adesta LLC, Mountain Region, Centennail, Colo.
  • Adesta LLC, Northeast Region (CTS Project), Middletown, Conn.
  • Adesta LLC, Northeast Region (Albany Office), Albany, N.Y.
  • General Electric – Energy, Energy Learning Center
  • General Electric – Energy, OC Global Services
  • General Electric – Energy, PRS - Abu Dhabi, UAE (Service Center)
  • General Electric – Energy, MO - Juarez Procon, Mexico
  • Western Container Corporation, Benicia Plant, Benicia, Calif.
  • Sanitary District of Decatur, Decatur, Ill.

Superior Safety Performance Award

  • GS Caltex Corporation, Logistics Sub-Division, Seoul, Korea

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.