SafetyXChange.org Announces the 2007 Saxcies™ Call for Entries

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Online community for safety professionals is now accepting nominations for its second annual safety industry awards, the Saxcies™. Last year's winners include Delta Air Lines, NorthStar Communications Group, Inc., Steven Pollock of Stacy & Witbeck, Inc. and Jeffrey Ambrose of Clark Construction Group.

Nominations are now open for SafetyXChange.org's second annual safety industry awards, the Saxcies™.

The Saxcies™ honor individuals and companies for outstanding achievement and dedication to workplace safety and health. As in 2006, this year Saxcies™ will be awarded in the following five categories:

  • The Henshaw Award for Corporate Leadership in Safety
  • Safety Hero of the Year
  • Safety Trainer of the Year
  • Best New Safety Product
  • Safety Program of the Year

SafetyXChange.org has also added a new category for 2007: Safety Video of the Year.

Last year, SafetyXChange.org presented Saxcies™ to the following recipients during a reception in Seattle hosted by SafetyXChange's parent company, Bongarde Media Co.:

-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) from Think Safe, Inc. of 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

"Those who won Saxcie™ awards last year exemplified what SafetyXChange and the Saxcies™ are all about: Imagination, leadership and commitment to ensuring that every single person who comes to work will return to his or her family in one piece at the end of the shift," says Glenn Demby, SafetyXChange's Editor-in-Chief. "The men, women and organizations that took home Greek helmets represent not only the best and brightest in the field of occupational safety but in general industry," says Demby, referring to the actual Saxcies™ trophy: A life-sized reproduction of a helmet from ancient Greece.

Why a Greek helmet? "The helmet represents the Greek citizen's sacred commitment to protect the city state," Demby explains. "Moreover, Greek artists portrayed their most enlightened thinkers -- their Platos and Aristotles -- in helmets."

Demby says that this year's field of nominees is shaping up to be quite formidable. Early response to the call for Saxcies™ nominations has been greater than expected. "It's hard to believe that we could ever get as many highly qualified entries as we did last year," he says, "but it appears like that is precisely what is happening."

With the Saxcies™, SafetyXChange.org 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 2007 Saxcies™ awards include Bongarde Media, Safety Smart! Magazine and Safety411.net.

Nomination forms and more details can be found at http://www.safetyxchange.org/saxcies. The Call for Entries will close on May 11, 2007.

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

Approximately 20,000 international members participate in the forum, receive the free daily e-newsletters and access more than 500 articles and tools in the archives. Additional information about SafetyXChange.org is available on its website at http://www.safetyxchange.org.

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