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CB&I honored with the 2015 Green Cross for Safety medal from the National Safety Council

Itasca, IL, Apr. 10, 2015 – The National Safety Council presented CB&I with the Green Cross for Safety medal at a dinner in its honor in Houston last night. The dinner recognized CB&I for its achievement in workplace safety and community leadership.

“Receiving the Green Cross for Safety medal is an honor as we make a daily commitment to be relentless in our efforts to keep our workers safe – they are what makes our company great,” said CB&I President and CEO, Philip Asherman. “At CB&I, we believe if we get safety right that everything will fall into place, which is why safety is at the forefront of everything we do.”

A charter member of NSC, CB&I has a long and rich history of committing to workplace safety. For 125 years, CB&I has been working to foster a culture of safety by setting a strong example from the top down. CB&I empowers its more than 55,000 employees to achieve a goal that nobody gets hurt and everyone goes home safely. CB&I works to not only satisfy its customers’ needs, but also improve the quality of life for people around the world.

NSC Board Chairman Jeffery Woodbury, NSC Board Member and Trustee Chair Constance Bayne and NSC President and CEO Deborah Hersman presented the Green Cross for Safety medal to Mr. Asherman.

“Achieving an outstanding safety record is no small feat for a global organization working in some of the world’s riskiest industries and most challenging environments,” said Hersman. “CB&I’s consistent focus on leadership and employee engagement throughout the organization and in countries on different continents, demonstrates their commitment to safety.”

Past recipients of the Green Cross for Safety medal include Owens Corning, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, Schneider Electric North America, Exelon Nuclear, FirstGroup, Delta Air Lines, UPS, DuPont, Liberty Mutual Group, Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler, Kenny Construction Company, Ryder System Inc., Intel Corporation and AK Steel.

[Photo above: CB&I receives the Green Cross for Safety medal. Pictured left to right: Constance Bayne, NSC Board Member and Trustee Chair; Philip Asherman, CB&I president and CEO; Deborah A.P. Hersman, NSC president and CEO; and Jeff Woodbury, NSC Board Chairman]

About CB&I

CB&I (NYSE:CBI) is the most complete energy infrastructure focused company in the world and a major provider of government services. With 125 years of experience and the expertise of approximately 54,000 employees, CB&I provides reliable solutions while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality. For more information, visit

About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council,, 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.

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