ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is recognizing 15 Texas employers with proven commitment to traffic safety. Nine employers are receiving the prestigious Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards, presented in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation. Six additional employers merit honorable mention distinction.
Award recipients range from businesses with as few as 13 employees to as many as 20,000, and from nonprofits to municipal organizations. It is the first time winners have been selected in three different categories, and the number of recipients is record breaking – a nod to the level of commitment employers in Texas have made to protecting employees on the road.
"Many Texans may know these organizations as business partners and community representatives. We know them as safety leaders," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "As traffic fatalities continue rising nationwide, it is more important than ever to look out for one another. These employers are taking the lead, and we are proud to recognize their efforts."
NSC and Our Driving Concern recognize the following employers:
Exemplary Award Recipient
- Buffalo Gap Instrumentation & Electrical Co. Inc.
- City of Arlington
- Dallas ISD
- MedStar Mobile Healthcare
- City of Irving
- City of San Antonio, Office of Risk Management
- City of Waco
- LeMeilleur's RV Truck & Equipment Repair Co., Inc.
- Port of Corpus Christi
Honorable Mention Award Recipient
- AFC Transportation
- Brown Integrity, LLC.
- CECO Pipeline Services & CECO Compressor
- Erath County Offices of TxDOT
- Service First Distribution/Mid-South Baking
- Titan Directional Drilling
Employee education, training and other activities centered on traffic safety were considered.
Exemplary award recipients and award recipients will be recognized at the National Safety Council Texas Safety Conference & Expo March 5-7 in Fort Worth. Honorable mention award recipients will receive plaques suitable for public display.
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 eliminate preventable 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 in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.
About the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program
The Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program is a landmark driving initiative of the National Safety Council funded, in part, by the Texas Department of Transportation. This initiative supports a statewide network of employer involvement in crash prevention for the benefit of employees, both on and off the job. Our Driving Concern provides a variety of free resources, training opportunities and educational materials to help employers engage their employees in safe driving behaviors. Have a question or a request for your organization? Please contact Lisa Robinson, CFLE, Our Driving Concern program manager, (512) 466-7383.
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SOURCE National Safety Council