The National Safety Council announced September 10 that it awarded 19 organizations with Safety Leadership Awards in August. Safety Leadership recipients have achieved five 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. Organizations 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, organizations can build strong corporate safety cultures.

Safety Leadership Awards are part of the NSC Safety Motivation and Recognition Award Program. Congratulations to the following organizations:

Safety Leadership Award

  • Schneider Electric, Huntington Plant, Huntington, Ind.
  • STERIS Corporation, Hopkins Plant, Mentor, Ohio
  • STERIS Corporation, 9260 Progress Parkway, Mentor, Ohio
  • STERIS Corporation, Mentor Distribution Center, Mentor, Ohio
  • STERIS Corporation, Mentor Research & Development, Mentor, Ohio
  • STERIS Corporation, Corporate Headquarters, Mentor, Ohio  
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS Isomedix Services, South Plainfield, N.J.
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS Isomedix Services, Spartanburg, SC
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS Isomedix Services, Grand Prairie, Texas 
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS Isomedix Services, Whitby, Ontario, Canada 
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS Isomedix Services, Libertyville, Ill.  
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS Isomedix Services, San Diego, Calif.
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS Isomedix Services, Temecula, Calif.
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS Isomedix Services, Groveport, Ohio
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS Isomedix Services, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS St. Louis Distribution Center, St. Louis, Mo.
  • STERIS Corporation, STERIS St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
  • F & P Georgia, Rome, Ga.
  • Nestle PURINA PetCare Company, Clinton, Iowa

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.