Who leads safety at your company?
We take care of what we own. When every employee and every department owns a piece of safety, the corporate culture – not just the safety culture – changes for the better.
Since 2002, more than 200 companies have been honored by EHS Today for their occupational safety, health, environmental and risk management efforts by being named one of America’s Safest Companies. Safety is everyone’s business at these companies, from the newest hire to the CEO and the chairman of the board.
To be considered one of America's Safest Companies, organizations must demonstrate: support from leadership and management for EHS efforts; employee involvement in the EHS process; innovative solutions to safety challenges; injury and illness rates lower than the average for their industries; comprehensive training programs; evidence that prevention of incidents is the cornerstone of the safety process; good communication about the value of safety; and a way to substantiate the benefits of the safety process.
The application process is open from now until July 28. Previous winners must wait five years before reapplying. You can find the application here: http://ehstoday.com/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2017/04/27/ASC_Application2017.pdf.
Winners will be expected to attend the America’s Safest Companies Awards Night Out on September 12 in Atlanta, Georgia. Winners also receive two free passes to the 2017 Safety Leadership Conference, September 11-13 in Atlanta, GA at the Hilton Atlanta. This event is designed to share best leadership, risk management, compliance and safety practices with EHS professionals hoping to achieve world-class safety at their companies. Speakers include previous America’s Safest Companies winners.