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For Immediate Release,
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
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Delta Air Lines Named the 2008 Green Cross for Safety Medal Recipient

National Safety Council to Present the Award at Spring 2008 Gala

Chicago, IL – The National Safety Council has announced Delta Air Lines as the 2008 Green Cross for Safety Medal recipient. The announcement was made at the council’s 95th Annual Congress & Expo opening session Monday, Oct. 15 being held here.

Established in 1999, the Green Cross for Safety Medal recognizes organizations and their leadership for outstanding achievements in safety and health, community service and responsible citizenship. Superior work to advance safety and health with practices consistent with the mission of NSC are essential to selection for the award.

The selection of Delta Air Lines, the United States’ fastest growing international airline with more than 47,000 U.S. employees, was based on its exemplary commitment to safety that reaches back to 1929 when the company conducted its first passenger flights. “Delta Air Lines has demonstrated a safety culture and record that reflect a top-down approach to safety and health that begins in the boardroom and is shared by every employee, from corporate leadership to the flight crews,” said Alan C. McMillan, NSC president and CEO.

“We put people first, Delta people and Delta customers,” said Richard H. Anderson, chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines. “It is our commitment to take the best possible care of Delta customers and each other while running a safe, highly professional and financially viable operation.”

NSC will present Delta Air Lines with the Green Cross for Safety Medal at a special award recognition dinner held in spring 2008. For more information go to

Past recipients of NSC's Green Cross for Safety Medal include: UPS, DuPont, Liberty Mutual Group, Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler, Kenny Construction Company, Ryder Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, and AK Steel Corporation.

Delta Air Lines operates service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 315 destinations in 54 countries. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 477 worldwide destinations in 103 countries.

The National Safety Council ( saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

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