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Monday, January 30, 2017

When it Comes to Safety, There are CEOs Who “Get It”

National Safety Council announces its annual list of leaders with proven track records of putting safety first.

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council has announced the 2017 CEOs Who "Get It," an annual recognition presented to safety leaders who go above and beyond to protect employees both on and off the job.

"These leaders understand that nothing drives business like employee safety," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "They have set a high bar for both their peers and employees, and we are proud to recognize their efforts."

This year's CEOs represent national and multinational organizations. Each honoree has built his organization's safety strategy using four key components: leadership and employee engagement, safety management solutions, risk reduction and performance measurement. These four pillars are the basis of the Council's Journey to Safety Excellence, a process of continuous improvement with a goal of zero harm.

This year's recipients are:

  • Raymond Brown, CEO, ESCO Group
  • Tim Gassmann, President and CEO, Millhiser Smith Agency, Inc.
  • Larry Hogan, CEO, H+M Industrial EPC
  • Maj. Gen. Andrew Mueller, Chief of Safety, United States Air Force
  • Tim Murray, CEO, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C
  • Ryan Niles, CEO, Niles Industrial Coatings
  • Joe Slater, Jr., President and CEO, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Profiles of the CEOs Who "Get It" will be featured in the February 2017 issue of Safety+Health magazine.

About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization that eliminates 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. Safety+Health magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.

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