ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Today the National Safety Council recognized 13 Texas employers with Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards through its Our Driving Concern program. The awards are presented each year to Texas employers who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to traffic safety. Since 2014, Our Driving Concern officials have presented the Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation.
The 10 recipients were recognized at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute Conference in Sugar Land. The three Honorable Mention award recipients will receive plaques suitable for public display.
"In Texas, someone is hurt every two minutes, and someone is killed every two hours, in a preventable car crash," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "The data shows the importance of working together to keep everyone safe, and employers have a critical role. We are pleased to see these Texas companies leading the way, and we are proud to recognize them for their efforts."
Award recipients range from businesses with as few as 40 employees to as many as 20,757, and from nonprofits to municipal organizations. Employee education, training and other activities centered on traffic safety were considered in the evaluation process of applicants.
This year, three Texas employers went above and beyond to earn "exemplary" distinction:
Exemplary Award Recipients
The efforts of 10 other Texas employers are highlighted in "award recipient" and "honorable mention" categories as NSC and Our Driving Concern call out traffic safety leaders in three categories for the second straight year.
Honorable Mention Recipients
Visit txdrivingconcern.org for more information about the Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards and the Our Driving Concernprogram.
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council 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.
About the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program
The Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program is a driving initiative of the National Safety Council funded, in part, by the Texas Department of Transportation. This initiative supports a statewide network of employer involvement in crash prevention for the benefit of employees, both on and off the job. Our Driving Concern provides a variety of free resources, training opportunities and educational materials to help employers engage their employees in safe driving behaviors. Have a question or a request for your organization? Please contact Lisa Robinson, CFLE, Our Driving Concern program manager, (512) 466-7383.
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