Environmental Health & Safety

NSC Honors USG Corporation’s Safety Culture

By Chemical Processing Staff

Oct 18, 2016

The National Safety Council presents the 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award to USG Corporation at the NSC Congress & Expo, an annual gathering of safety and health professionals. Campbell Award winners are an elite group of organizations that have successfully integrated environmental, health and safety (EHS) management with business operations as a cornerstone of corporate excellence, according to NSC. 

Campbell Award applicants are evaluated based on their ability to integrate their EHS management system into business practices. USG has used EHS principles to create a culture of total employee engagement, from c-suite leaders to line workers, according to NSC. USG’s lost-time injury rate is reportedly 17 times better than industry average -- .06 versus the manufacturing average of 1.0.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized as the 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award recipient, and we owe it to our almost 9,000 employees who value safety, every minute, every task and every day,” says Jim Metcalf, chairman, president and CEO of USG Corporation. “At USG, it is our people who have embedded a safety-first culture into everything we do and will continue to improve our environmental, health, safety and sustainability initiatives as we continue to move into this next era of advanced manufacturing.”

The Campbell Award is underwritten by the Exxon Mobil Corporation. It is named for Robert W. Campbell, a safety pioneer and the first president of the National Safety Council.

For more information, visit: www.campbellaward.org