Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council has announced the 2011 CEOs Who “Get It,” its annual recognition of business leaders who demonstrate world-class safety at all levels of their organizations. These leaders understand the value of safety and work with their employees to ensure safety remains everyone’s focus and responsibility.
This year’s roster of 10 individuals represents national and international organizations of all sizes from a wide variety of industries. Those recognized engage all employees in safety and encourage them to apply what they have learned beyond the workplace. These leaders also have safety management systems in place to help continually reduce risks and have established performance measures to monitor progress.
“Creating a culture of safety in any organization requires commitment and dedication,” said Janet Froetscher, NSC president and CEO. “These CEOs have placed safety as a core value at all levels. They understand safety is everyone’s responsibility and empower their employees to engage in the process. NSC is proud to recognize their dedication to safety excellence.”
Profiles of the CEOs Who “Get It” are featured in the February 2011 issue of Safety+Health magazine. Recognized this year:
Dr. Mohamed Al Khalifa, general manager, Bahrain National Gas Co.
Charles L. Harrington, chairman & CEO, Parsons Corp.
Richard Hebert, president & CEO, GEA Power Cooling Inc.
John B. Hess, chairman & CEO, Hess Corp.
Ann E. Massey, president & CEO, MACTEC Inc.
Lee A. McIntire, chairman & CEO, CH2M HILL
Jeffrey M. Nodland, president & CEO, KIK Custom Products
Major General Frederick F. Roggero, chief of safety (retired Oct. 1, 2010), U.S. Air Force
Brigadier General William T. Wolf, director of army safety & commander general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
Harold L. Yoh III, chairman & CEO, Day & Zimmermann
The National Safety Council (www.nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.