When it Comes to Safety, There are CEOs Who “Get It”

National Safety Council announces its annual list of leaders with proven track records of putting safety first

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council has announced the 2018 CEOs Who “Get It,” an annual recognition presented to safety leaders who go above and beyond to protect employees both on and off the job.

“These leaders understand that nothing drives business like safety,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “They have set a high bar for both their peers and employees, and we are proud to recognize their efforts.”

This year’s CEOs represent national and international organizations. Each honoree has built his or her organization’s safety strategy using four key components: leadership and employee engagement, safety management solutions, risk reduction, and performance measurement. These four pillars are the basis of the National Safety Council Journey to Safety Excellence programa process of continuous improvement with a goal of zero harm.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Garrett “Hank” Danos, chairman of the board (president and CEO from 1990 to 2017), Danos
  • Daniel M. Evans, president and CEO, Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations
  • Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, president, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co.
  • Tammie Johnson, president and CEO, CJ Drilling
  • Michael P. McMahon, president, Day & Zimmermann ECM
  • Chris Pappas, president and CEO, Trinseo
  • David D. Petratis, chairman, president and CEO, Allegion
  • Peter A. Wilson, president and CEO, Barriere Construction Co. LLC

Profiles of the CEOs Who “Get It” will be featured in the February 2018 issue of Safety+Health magazine.


About the National Safety Council

The National Safety Council (nsc.org) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.


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C.J. Drilling Opens Rocky Mountain Office

C.J. Drilling, a full-service foundation drilling company, is proud to announce the opening of their Rocky Mountain office.

Charlie Fitzpatrick is in charge of business development and general management for our Rocky Mountains region. He is also a key contributor to our overall business development, estimating, marketing and strategic planning teams.

Please contact Charlie Fitzpatrick at: cfitzpatrick@cjdrilling.com

Started in 2003, CJ Drilling has grown into the nation’s largest women owned and operated foundation drilling contractor. CJ Drilling offers a turn-key solution to your
foundation needs by providing a full scope including:

  • Foundation Drilling
  • Site Survey and Layout
  • Rebar and Anchor Bolt Cage Construction
  • Concrete Pouring and Pumping

We have an extensive fleet of Drill Rigs and support equipment capable of completing work of all sizes in all soil conditions.

Please visit our website for a full list of markets and resource at www.cjdrilling.com


C.J. Drilling Named an “America’s Safest Company.”

EHS Today is proud to announce the list of the 2015 America’s Safest Companies. The 16 companies on the list represent a broad array of industries: construction, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas and more. CJ Drilling made the list.

“Return on the value of safety is a metric that applies to every business, though it carries particular significance in manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation, chemical, construction and recycling,” said EHS Today Editor in Chief Sandy Smith. “In these industries, humans interact closely with heavy machinery and hazardous substances. Focusing too intently on return on investment – without the balance of return on the value of safety – can impact not only employee safety but ultimately, organizational success.”

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