OXNARD, Calif., March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DEKRA Organizational Safety & Reliability (OSR), a global leader in safety at work, has announced the three winners of its fifth annual Safety in Action® Icon awards, that recognize workplace leaders, from frontline workers to CEOs, who make innovative contributions to organizational safety.
"Workplace safety is critical to a company's success, which is why leaders who take the initiative to make lasting change in their culture deserve to be celebrated. We salute this year's winners as passionate advocates for protecting the safety of their co-workers," said Jim Spigener, Chief Client Officer for DEKRA OSR.
The fifth annual Safety in Action Icons are: Andy Anderson, Senior VP of Operations for Aera Energy; Jose Rivera, Safety Advocate for Sempra Energy; and Robert Hudson, Employee Safety Facilitator for Huntsman Corporation.
For Anderson, the award recognizes "the progress that Aera Energy has achieved in its safety transformation and in making safety a value that we live every day," he said. "I am honored and humbled to receive this acknowledgement and be part of building a positive and inclusive safety culture."
According to Rivera, the award "illuminates the important role that we all have as safety leaders. Leading, living and lighting the path to safety excellence is a lifelong commitment."
"Words cannot describe my feelings about receiving this award. I am honored, humbled, and totally appreciative," said Hudson. "All I ever wanted to do was make a positive difference. If the safety efforts that I put forth over the past 26 years saved a single person from being injured, my time was well spent."
Icon recipients will be formally recognized during the Safety in Action® Conference, March 25-27, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Past winners of the Icon award represent some of the world's largest companies across a spectrum of industries including Koppers, Inc., Huntsman Corporation, PHI Inc., DSM Dyneema, Hexion Inc., Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., Shell Oil, and BNSF Railway.
About the Safety in Action® Conference:
The Safety in Action® Conference is the largest privately-held safety event in the U.S where employees at every level gather to address the top issues affecting safety. Engaging breakout sessions and workshops focus on real-world applications of the latest safety best practices. The result is dynamic networking and discussion, provoking the kind of action that moves safety forward. In 2020, the Safety in Action® Conference takes place March 25-27 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.
About DEKRA North America:
As the global leader in safety, DEKRA is a consultant and partner to many of the world's largest chemical, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, pharmaceutical, and agriculture companies. With a passionate and scientific approach to transforming safety, our clients mitigate risk to their employees, assets, and reputation in a quantifiable manner and, in the process, enhance business performance. DEKRA is a service unit of DEKRA S.E., a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 35,000 employees.
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