ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council has announced the 2015 CEOs Who "Get It," its annual recognition of leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to worker safety and health. While each leader hails from a different organization, they all identify safety as a core value and essential to their organization's success.
As a framework for understanding and communicating about workplace safety, the Council developed the Journey to Safety Excellence, a process of continuous improvement with a goal of zero harm. This year's selectees represent the four core elements of the Journey: leadership and employee engagement, safety management systems, risk reduction and performance measurement.
"This year's group of CEOs really do 'Get It' – through leadership and learning, they embody continuous safety improvement," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, NSC president and CEO. "We spotlight their successes and share their stories to inspire other leaders to undertake their own Journey to Safety Excellence."
This year's CEOs represent national and multinational organizations of all varieties and sizes. Profiles of the CEOs Who "Get It" will be featured in the February 2015 issue of Safety+Health magazine. This year's selectees are:
- Michael Burke, CEO, AECOM , Los Angeles, CA
- Brigadier General Robert F. Castellvi, Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations East, Camp Lejeune, NC
- Brad Childers, President and CEO, Exterran, Houston, TX
- Roger Friede, President, Friede & Associates, Reedsburg, WI
- Kimberly Harris, President and CEO, Puget Sound Energy, Bellevue, WA
- Bill McIntyre, Chairman, American Contractors Insurance Group, Richardson, TX
- James Miller, President, Brown and Caldwell, Walnut Creek, CA
- Randall Neuhaus, President and CEO, S&ME Inc., Raleigh, NC
- Jason Pond, President and CEO, Greenberry Industrial, Vancouver, WA
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 in areas where we can make the most impact – 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.
SOURCE National Safety Council