National Safety Council Unveils its 2014 List of ‘CEOs Who Get It’

National Safety Council Unveils its 2014 List of ‘CEOs Who Get It’

“Each of these leaders understands the value of a safe workplace, and ensures employees at all levels keep safety in the forefront,” the National Safety Council said.

Fruit of the Loom Inc. CEO Rick Medlin and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher are among the National Safety Council’s selections for its 2014 list of “CEOs Who Get It,” a tribute to leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to safety.

“Each of these leaders understands the value of a safe workplace, and ensures employees at all levels keep safety in the forefront,” the National Safety Council said in a news release.

Representing a variety of national and multinational organizations, this year’s list features 10 leaders:

  • Patrick Gallagher – Undersecretary of commerce for standards and technology and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Thomas Gilbane Jr. – Chairman and CEO of Providence, R.I.-based Gilbane Inc.
  • Paul Hanley – Deputy assistant scretary of the Navy for safety
  • Terry Kasnavia – President and CEO of PIKA International Inc.
  • Craig Martin – President and CEO of Pasadena, Calif.-based Jacobs
  • Rick Medlin – President and CEO of Fruit of the Loom Inc.
  • Bill Monet – President and CEO of Herndon, Va.-based Akima LLC
  • Michael Rencheck – President and CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based Areva Inc.
  • Elane Stock – President of Kimberly-Clark Professional, a unit of Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • Dwayne Wilson – President and CEO of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

The National Safety Council noted that it has found four common elements in successful organizations: committed leadership and employee engagement, sound safety procedures, continuous risk reduction, and measuring and improving performance.

 

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