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COMPANIES THAT DO IT RIGHT
THE TOP 10 MOST ADMIRED SAFETY PROGRAMS


Which company's safety program do you most admire? The magazine, Industrial Safety & Health News (ISHN) recently asked safety directors to name one organization that comes to mind as having a world-class health and safety program. The company most often mentioned: Dupont, in a runaway. Known for achieving the zero-accidents holy grail, Dupont got more than 10 times as many "votes" as "second place" finisher 3M. Here's the entire Top 10. To read more, go to ISHN's website, www.ishn.com

1. Dupont: Achieved double-digit reduction in injury rates in 2003

2. 3M: Has spent more than $157 million on health and safety improvements since 1999

3. Alcoa: Trying to make all management systems ISO-14001 compatible and implement OSHAS 18001 at all locations

4. Dow: Achieved lowest ever illness and injury rate in 2003

5. General Electric: Cut injury rate 12% and lost time rate nearly 18% in 2003

6. Ford: 11 different plants had no accidents or lost workdays in 2003

7. GM: Cut recordable injury and lost-time-accident rates in half in 2003

8. IBM: Long recognized as a health and safety leader

9. British Petroleum: Achieved dramatic results using Advanced Safety Auditing

10. UPS: Pioneer that developed safety guidelines for bicycle messengers back in 1907


Source: "Best-In-Class", "State of EHS", ISHN, posted Dec. 1, 2004
(submitted by Tony Moscioni)