EHS Today has named 16 companies – Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International, Alberici Constructors, American & Efird LLC, Dresser-Rand, The Great Lakes Construction Co., Honda of South Carolina, LP Building Products, Morton Salt, The Mundy Companies, Northern Improvement Company, Odebrecht, Raytheon, Rogers Corp. Advanced Circuit Materials Division, The Brock Group, Safariland LLC and Valdes Engineering – to the list of 2013 America’s Safest Companies.
Combined, these companies employ more than 100,000 employees in the United States and represent industries as diverse as public infrastructure construction, textiles, facility maintenance, oil and gas, mining and heavy manufacturing. Despite their differences – worker populations that range from 100 employees to nearly 70,000, one facility or more than 100, diverse business models and a range of industries – the 16 America’s Safest Companies for 2013 have integrated safety into the way they do business, treating EHS as a building block necessary for global business success.
“Companies that are named to EHS Today’s ASC list understand the symbiotic relationship between safety and productivity, profits, morale and employee retention,” said Sandy Smith, editor in chief of EHS Today. “The marketplace is demanding that companies be sustainable, and they only should be considered sustainable if they protect their most important asset: employees.”
All of the 2013 America’s Safest Companies demonstrate support from management and employee involvement; provide innovative solutions to safety challenges; report injury and illness rates significantly lower than the average for their industries; support comprehensive training programs; believe that that prevention of incidents is the cornerstone of the safety process; have integrated safety into their corporate culture and communicate the value of safety to employees and customers; and substantiate the benefits of the safety process.
The companies will be profiled in the November issue of the magazine.