ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Safety Council presented the 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award to USG Corporation at the NSC Congress & Expo, the world's largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals. Campbell Award winners are an elite group of organizations that have successfully integrated environmental, health and safety (EHS) management with business operations as a cornerstone of corporate excellence.
"USG has manufactured world-class products, but today we are recognizing them for their world-class safety track record," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "Every employee at every level is dedicated to keeping one another safe, and that is the hallmark of our Campbell Award winners."
Campbell Award applicants are evaluated based on their ability to integrate their EHS management system into business practices. USG has used EHS principles to create a culture of total employee engagement, from C-suite leaders to line workers. Employees' commitment yielded impressive results. USG's lost-time injury rate is 17 times better than industry average - .06 versus the manufacturing average of 1.0.
"It is an incredible honor to be recognized as the 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award recipient, and we owe it to our almost 9,000 employees who value safety, every minute, every task and every day," said Jim Metcalf, Chairman, President, and CEO of USG Corporation. "At USG, it is our people who have embedded a safety-first culture into everything we do and will continue to improve our environmental, health, safety and sustainability initiatives as we continue to move into this next era of Advanced Manufacturing."
The Campbell Award is underwritten by the Exxon Mobil Corporation. It is named for Robert W. Campbell, a safety pioneer and the first president of the National Safety Council. Visit CampbellAward.org for more information.
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, 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. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public on the leading causes of unintentional death, with a focus on distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.
About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, and L&W Supply Corporation subsidiaries and its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Headquartered in Chicago, USG worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials throughout the United States. USG Boral Building Products is a leading plasterboard & ceilings joint venture across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit usg.com.
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