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  • Jim Johnson



  • Vice President, Workplace Safety Initiatives


     Jim Johnson is responsible for leading National Safety Council advocacy initiatives to reduce deaths and injuries in the workplace. Mr. Johnson partners with a diverse group of stakeholders to establish and promote best practices for safety and health systems that reduce risk, injuries and deaths. He also is responsible for the Council's Workplace Safety businesses that support organizations in their pursuit of safety excellence, focusing on management leadership and employee engagement, safety management systems, risk reduction strategies and performance measurement. The Council provides this help through membership, publications and books, education and training, surveys and consulting. 

    With more than 30 years experience as a safety and health consultant, project manager and team manager, Mr. Johnson has led the development and delivery of progressive safety solutions for companies of all sizes and industries. He has managed multiple risk control disciplines, leading efforts to help companies align strategy to actionable and measurable initiatives for continuous, sustainable improvement and world-class performance. Mr. Johnson speaks on a variety of issues dealing with safety excellence. 

    Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University. A past member of the NSC Board of Directors and Executive Committee, he is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and past president of its Boston Chapter. Mr. Johnson is an active member of the National Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z10 standard committee on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Manufacturing Sector Council.

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