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Company Overview of National Safety Council

Company Overview

National Safety Council is a non-profit organization that offers safety and health solutions against unintentional deaths and disabling injuries at home, workplace, and during transportation. The organization publishes books, manuals, and periodicals on emergency care, employee safety, ergonomics, and safety management and supervision. It also offers online training courses on occupational safety. National Safety Council was founded in 1913 and is based in Itasca, Illinois.

1121 Spring Lake Drive

Itasca, IL 60143-3201

United States

Founded in 1913





Key Executives for National Safety Council

Chief Executive Officer and President
Vice President for International Affairs
Communications Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

National Safety Council Key Developments

National Safety Council Announces Executive Changes

The National Safety Council announced that John Surma, retired chairman and CEO of United States Steel Corporation, has been elected chairman of the NSC board of directors. Surma succeeds Jeff Woodbury, vice president of investor relations and secretary of the Exxon Mobil Corporation, and takes over as chairman on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 following the annual board of directors meeting. Woodbury's successor Surma retired from United States Steel in 2013. The Council also welcomes four new board members to two-year terms: Raymond T. Betler, president and CEO, Wabtec Corporation; Brian J. Cook, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, USG Corporation; Lynne Lachenmyer, vice president, ExxonMobil Corporation; and Douglas C. Pontsler, vice president of EHS & Operations Sustainability, Owens Corning. Betler is the president and CEO of Wabtec Corporation and also serves on the company's Board of Directors. Cook is senior vice president and chief administrative officer of USG Corporation, USG Interiors Inc., USG International, and L&W Supply Corporation. Cook is responsible for the Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Corporate Marketing functions as well as Corporate Services including Occupational Safety and Health, Business Continuity, Fleet Operations, Facilities, and Travel. Lachenmyer is vice president, ExxonMobil Corporation, Dallas, Texas. In this position, she manages Safety, Security, Health and Environment for the corporation. Lachenmyer joined Mobil Oil Corporation in 1980. Pontsler is vice president of EHS & Operations Sustainability for Owens Corning. He was named to his current position in August 2009. In this leadership role, he has responsibility for directing safety and environmental matters within Owens Corning globally.

The National Safety Council and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Renews Alliance to Foster Safer and Healthier Workplaces at the NSC Congress & Expo

The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed their Alliance to foster safer and healthier workplaces at the NSC Congress & Expo. Focus areas of the Alliance include addressing temporary and contract workers, motor vehicle safety, construction safety and the importance of establishing injury and illness prevention programs. They also agree to support and promote the new Journey to Safety Excellence campaign from the Council. Through the alliance, the organizations will partner to distribute information on OSHA regulatory and enforcement initiatives, and develop best practice documents and outreach materials on hazard control, safety management systems and other relevant safety topics. They will speak and exhibit at each other's conferences and meetings, and will explore options to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure its impact on improving worker safety.

National Safety Council to Elect Philip K. Asherman as a Member to its Board of Directors

The National Safety Council to announce the election of a new member to its Board of Directors at the group's annual meeting, being held in San Diego in conjunction with the NSC Congress & Expo. Philip K. Asherman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I), is accepting a two-year term. Mr. Asherman has more than 35 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He has been with CB&I since 2001 and was elected to his current position in 2006, previously serving as a senior executive and Executive Vice President.

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