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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