Excellence in Workplace Safety Recognized by SafetyXChange, an Online Community of Safety Professionals

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SafetyXChange announces winners of its inaugural safety industry awards, the Saxcies™.

Three companies and two individuals have been recognized for leadership and excellence in workplace health and safety.

SafetyXChange awarded Saxcie™ awards to the following recipients on June 13, 2006 in Seattle during a reception hosted by Bongarde Media Co., the parent company of SafetyXChange:

  • Safety Program of the Year: NorthStar Communications Group, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama
  • Safety Trainer of the Year: Steven L. Pollock of Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., Clearfield, Utah
  • Best New Safety Product: First Voice™ Self-contained Emergency Treatment system (SET) by Think Safe, Inc., Hiawatha, Iowa
  • Safety Hero of the Year: Jeffrey D. Ambrose, ASP, CHST, CET of Clark Construction Group, LLC, Washington, DC
  • The Henshaw Award for Corporate Leadership in Safety: Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, Georgia

“We congratulate this year’s Saxcie™ award winners for their commitment to workplace safety,” said Glenn Demby, Editor-in-Chief of SafetyXChange. “Through their safety programs, their innovation and their genuine concern for the safety of others, they have set an example for all businesses and safety professionals to follow. We felt it was important to recognize their contributions and to honor them in the presence of their peers.”

Saxcie™ award recipients were presented with a replica of a helmet worn by the warriors of the Greek city-state of Corinth in approximately 500 BC. “The helmet symbolizes civic commitment and a pledge to sacrifice for the security of the community,,” explains Demby. “It’s also a symbol of enlightenment that artists of the time displayed in their depictions of Ancient Greece’s leading thinkers, including Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. ”

With the Saxcies™, SafetyXChange has created the only international safety industry awards program that honors both individuals and organizations for outstanding achievement in occupational health and safety.

Corporate sponsors of the 2006 Saxcies™ awards include Bongarde Media, Safety Smart! magazine and Safety411.net.

About SafetyXChange

After just one year, SafetyXChange has had unprecedented success in attracting large numbers of loyal members and fostering a dialog to promote fresh thinking and insight on safety issues.

Presently, approximately 14,000 international members participate in the forum, receive the free daily e-newsletters and access more than 200 articles and tools in the archives. Additional information about SafetyXChange is available on their website at http://www.safetyxchange.org.

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