National Safety Council announces Safety Leadership Awards

Four companies were recognized by the National Safety Council (NSC) and given the Safety Leadership Award in August, 2011. The companies were honored for reporting at least five consecutive years of zero occupational injuries or illnesses that resulted in days lost from work or death.

The awards were given as a part of the NSC's Safety Motivation and Recognition Award Program. The program works to recognize companies, units, and facilities.

Work injuries cost America $138 billion in 2008, with an estimated 4,303 accidental work deaths. If companies can inspire safer behavior and cultivate a safety-oriented work environment, they can reduce workplace injuries and fatalities, and ultimately improve their bottom lines.

The NSC has long been an integral part of saving lives and preventing injuries in the workplace, in homes, and on the road by providing leadership, education, advocacy, and research to continue that tradition.

In order for companies to implement solid health and safety programs, proper use of safety products is essential. Site-specific systems, such as fall protection, can greatly reduce the risk of injury or death by tailoring a program to the hazards present in the workplace.

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