America's Safest Companies, founded in 2002 by Occupational Hazards, honors the safest companies in the United States. With this list of 2008 America's Safest Companies, we have honored a total of 100 organizations for their EHS efforts.
This year's America's Safest Companies range from tiny operations utilizing innovative solutions to huge corporations that are benchmarked for safety by dozens of other companies each year. Together, these companies provide a safe working environment for nearly 275,000 employees.
The 2008 America's Safest Companies include: Blythe Construction Inc., The Boldt Company, D&E Communications Inc., Green Mountain Communications Inc., Herman Miller Inc., Koch Pipeline Co., Marous Brothers Construction Inc., Monroe Litho Inc., The Mundy Companies, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., OMG Electronic Chemicals, Raytheon Co., Roche Diagnostics Corp., Strick Corp., Sunbelt Rentals Inc., Textron Inc., The Washington Division of the URS Corp. and Worthington Industries.
To be considered one of America's Safest Companies, organizations must demonstrate: support from management and employee involvement; 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.
EHS Today would like to thank the sponsors of America's Safest Companies, Gold Sponsor MCR Safety and Silver Sponsor PureSafety, for their support of EHS.