National Safety Council Accepting Submissions for 2012 Robert W. Campbell Award

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ITASCA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Safety Council is inviting organizations from around the globe to apply for safety’s highest honor – the 2012 Robert W. Campbell Award. The Campbell Award is presented annually to an organization that integrates environmental, health and safety management into the very core of its business operations. Integrating safety into business operations results in sustained operational excellence. It also is critical to an organization’s triple bottom line – people, planet and profit. Companies that demonstrate EHS and business excellence are eligible to share their approach by applying for this international honor.

“Campbell Award winners understand that making EHS an organizational priority makes business sense,” said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of NSC. “Honorees develop case studies detailing their journeys and lessons learned, which are shared in boardrooms and classrooms worldwide.”

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 award. Organizations can take a 10-question quiz at campbellaward.org/ready to determine whether they are ready to apply for the Campbell Award and where they are on their safety journey. More information can be found at campbellaward.org along with application criteria. Final submittals must be postmarked by May 31, 2012.

Applicants undergo a rigorous review process conducted by an international panel of experts in academia, government, labor and management, who provide each applicant with feedback. Simply applying for the award provides applicants with valuable insight to refine continuous improvement efforts.

The Campbell Award is named for Robert W. Campbell, an early safety advocate and first president of NSC. The award is sponsored by NSC and underwritten by ExxonMobil Foundation.

About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council (nsc.org) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety and safety beyond the workplace.

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