The National Safety Council has named Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher one of 2014's "CEOs Who 'Get It.'" The annual recognition honors leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to world-class safety. Gallagher has made safety a priority at NIST throughout his tenure.
According to Jim Johnson, vice president of workplace safety initiatives at the council, these leaders have instilled within their organizations the four pillars of the Journey to Safety Excellence: leadership and engagement, safety management systems, continuous risk reduction, and performance measurement.
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1913, whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. The council's educational efforts aim to change behaviors by building awareness, providing training and sharing best practices.
Read the full announcement from the council and the interview with Gallagher and the other CEOs in the February 2014 issue of Safety and Health magazine.