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For Immediate Release,
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
NSC Appoints James R. Johnson as Senior Director, Workplace Safety Initiatives

Itasca, Ill. – The National Safety Council has appointed James R. Johnson of Georgetown, Mass., as Senor Director, Workplace Safety Initiatives. Johnson brings to NSC more than 30 years of experience as a safety and health consultant, project manager and team manager, having addressed aspects of safety and health that include performance systems, ergonomics and industrial hygiene.

Johnson previously led various operations management, technical management, service development and marketing management initiatives at companies including Bureau Veritas North America, Inc., Liberty Mutual Group, Johnson & Higgins, Braishfield Insurance Associates and Marsh & McLennan. He provided safety leadership and oversight for the clean-up of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attack. As a speaker, he has presented on issues including the architecture of safety excellence, risk reduction strategies and understanding the relationship between risk reduction and organizational safety performance.

Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University. A past member of the NSC Board of Directors, he is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and past president of the Boston Chapter.

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