UPS Receives Special Package: 2009 President's Award

Among the variety of prestigious awards the National Safety Council bequeathed during last week's Congress & Expo in Orlando, United Parcel Service was singled out as the sole recipient of the 2009 President’s Award. In bestowing the honor, the council said it was recognizing shipping and freight company's commitment to safety in the communities it serves.

NSC noted that UPS recently started the Road Code Teen Safe Driving Program, a four-week training program based on the company’s safe driving principles taught by some of the company’s best drivers. The course is currently offered through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Fifty-two companies and organizations were presented with NSC Occupational Safety Awards, recognizing a demonstrated dedication to employee safety.

Companies recognized include: AMEC, Babcock & Wilcox, BAE Systems, Bodell Construction Company, Brice Building Co., BWXT Pantex LLC, Carlisle Construction Materials, CDM Contractors Inc., Day & Zimmerman, Deere & Co., Delphi Corp., DMAX Ltd., Ducommun AeroStructures, ExxonMobil, Flowserve Corp., GAT Airline Ground Support, General Electric Healthcare Systems, General Motors, Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands of South Carolina, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Johnson & Johnson, KIK Custom Products, Lancaster Safety Consulting Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp., MACTEC Inc., Milliken & Co., Mitre Corp., Monstanto Company, NANA Management Services, Nestle Purina Petcare Co., Nortrax, NuStar Energy, Parsons Corp., RQ Construction Inc., S Con Inc., SAIC, Saint Louis Zoo, Schering-Plough, Schlosser Forge Company Firth Risxon, Ltd., Schneider Electric, Shaw Group Inc., Swedish Match Cigars Inc., Textron Defense Systems, The Korte Company, ThyssenKrupp Safeway Inc., U.S. Development Group LLC, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Oncology and Woodward Academy Student Transport Inc.

In addition, Delphi Corp., General Motors, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., and Parsons Corp. were honored for being the past recipients of more than 50 awards in various categories within NSC’s awards program.

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