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Talking EHS, Episode 3: How to Become One of America's Safest Companies

April 24, 2023
EHS Today's editors explain how to enter the America's Safest Companies competition, and offer tips and suggestions based on feedback from the judges on what makes a winning entry.

The competition is underway for the America's Safest Companies awards, which are presented every year by EHS Today. To be considered one of America’s Safest Companies, organizations must be headquartered in the United States and 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.

In this podcast, EHS Today's editor-in-chief Dave Blanchard and managing editor Nicole Stempak explain how to access and fill out the application form, and point out some of the nuances that make the difference to the judges when considering which companies have that "something extra" that defines one of America's Safest Companies.

The application process is open until May 19, 2023. There is no cost to apply. You can find the online application by clicking on this link.

Those companies chosen to be part of the 2023 Class of America's Safest Companies will be honored at an awards ceremony at the 2023 Safety Leadership Conference, held September 18-20 in Orlando, Fla. You can learn more about the conference at this link.

And click below to hear the podcast.

About the Author

Dave Blanchard | Editor-in-Chief / Senior Director of Content

During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Endeavor Business Media's best-known brands, including IndustryWeek, EHS Today, Material Handling & Logistics, Logistics Today, Supply Chain Technology News, and Business Finance. In addition, he serves as senior content director of the annual Safety Leadership Conference. With over 30 years of B2B media experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2021), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its third edition. Prior to joining Endeavor/Informa/Penton, he spent a decade covering the artificial intelligence industry. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major trade shows and conferences, and has won numerous awards for writing and editing. He is a voting member of the jury of the Logistics Hall of Fame, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. 

About the Author

Nicole Stempak

Nicole Stempak is managing editor of EHS Today and conference content manager of the Safety Leadership Conference.

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