Think Your Organization is One of the Safest in America?

It's the beginning of a new year, and organizations everywhere are setting new goals to keep workers and members of communities safe and healthy. Many organizations have already proven capable of creating and managing successful programs designed to promote environmental, health and safety performance. It is important for such efforts to be recognized so other organizations might discover ideas for generating the same positive safety results. That's why the National Safety Council (NSC) is asking organizations to showcase their successful endeavors to America by applying for the prestigious 2011 Robert W. Campbell Award.

Here is the official press release from the National Safety Council:

The National Safety Council Invites Applicants for 2011 Robert W. Campbell Award

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council invites organizations around the world to apply for the 2011 Robert W. Campbell Award, the world’s pre-eminent award recognizing business excellence in integrated environmental, health and safety performance. The 2011 winners will be announced at the NSC Congress & Expo, scheduled for Oct. 30 to Nov. 4 in Philadelphia.

“Robert W. Campbell Award winners have a true understanding and appreciation of the intrinsic value of EHS to business vitality and sustainability,” said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of NSC. “Campbell winners are enhancing the future of the EHS field. In collaboration with NSC and renowned business schools, winners develop case studies for use in boardrooms and classrooms worldwide.”

Awards are presented in two categories: Organizations with more than 1,000 employees or subsidiaries, and organizations with up to 1,000 employees. Applicants undergo a rigorous review process conducted by an international panel of experts in academia, government, labor and management, who provide each applicant with a written feedback report. Simply applying for the award provides valuable insight to focus and refine continuous improvement efforts.

Past Campbell winners include The Dow Chemical Company, Schneider Electric North America, Fluor Hanford, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co., The Bahrain Petroleum Co., DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations, Alcan Inc., Johnson & Johnson and the Noble Corporation.

To download the Campbell Award information packet, please visit www.campbellaward.org. Final submittals must be postmarked by May 31, 2011.

The Campbell Award (www.campbellaward.org) is named for Robert W. Campbell, an early safety advocate and first president of NSC. The award is sponsored by NSC and underwritten by ExxonMobil Foundation.

The National Safety Council (www.nsc.org) 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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