Safety has always been a top-of-mind consideration for EHS professionals, but as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on with no immediate end in sight, it’s become more important than ever for companies to establish procedures that ensure the health and safety of its workers both on-site and at home. As you’ll see, the winners of this year’s America’s Safest Companies awards excel at keeping their employees and communities safe by emphasizing that safety has to be an ingrained part of a company’s culture, at every touch point an employee might encounter.
The awards will be presented during a ceremony at EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio, November 9-11. Go to www.safetyleadershipconference.com for all the details and to register.
In the application to be considered as one of America’s Safest Companies, organizations must demonstrate excellence in several areas: 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 winning companies for 2021 are:
- CJ Drilling,
- Fastenal Company,
- KHS&S Contractors,
- Middough Inc.,
- RMF Nooter,
- Rosendin Electric,
- SBM Management LP, and
- Yonkers Contracting Company.
America’s Safest Companies was founded in 2002 by EHS Today. To date, more than 250 companies have been recognized with this annual award. We hope these profiles-in-safety inspire you, and we invite you to consider applying for the ASC award in 2022.