NSC Presents 2014 Campbell, Distinguished Service Awards

Cummins' CEO accepted the prestigious Robert W. Campbell Award, and six individuals received 2014 Distinguished Service Awards on Sept. 15.

SAN DIEGO -- Jeff Woodbury, chairman of the National Safety Council's board of directors, presented the council's 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award to Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger during the opening session of the 2014 National Safety Council Congress & Expo on Sept. 15. The award is sponsored by ExxonMobil.

Woodbury called the Campbell Institute "a vital forum for workplace safety" and an important part of the council's new Journey to Safety Excellence, which he described as a way "to get companies of all sizes to make safety a core value and walk the talk."

Cummins, which began as a manufacturer of diesel engines, has 48,000 employees worldwide. The award presentation included a short Cummins video that ended with the words, "Everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier, and safer environment."

Six individuals accepted 2014 Distinguished Service to Safety Awards during the session -- it is the highest honor bestowed on safety professionals by the council. The six are:

  • Business & Industry Division: Gary D. Kopps, associate director, global work and life safety, Deere & Company
  • Construction Division: David P. Kliwinski, HSE director, Jacobs
  • Labor Division: Ronald E. Kline, safety representative, United Auto Workers, Local 171, UAW Health & Safety professional, Mack Truck Corporation/Volvo
  • NSC Board of Directors: James A. Solomon, director, Defensive Driving Program Development & Training, National Safety Council
  • Transportation Division: Thomas C. DiSalvi, vice president of safety and loss prevention, Schneider National, Inc.
  • Utilities Division: Jody Rood, president, American ERT
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