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Who has won? - Prior Award Winners

Erickson Living
Erickson Living Management is a leading national developer of senior living communities, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and managing 18 large-scale campus-style retirement communities in 10 states: Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Its largest community, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, is the largest Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the United States. Erickson Living communities are home to more than 24,000 senior adult residents nationwide and provide meaningful work to more than 8,000 full-time dedicated workers who share a commitment to exceptional service.

Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization in the region, with an outstanding reputation for medical and service excellence. Its network of services extends throughout South Florida and includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital and Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. In addition, Baptist Outpatient Services manages multiple outpatient diagnostic and urgent care facilities, outpatient surgical facilities and home health care services. They are the largest health organization in south Florida with around 15,000 employees.

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is a global Specialty Biopharma company firmly focused on its Mission to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. Bristol-Myers Squibb currently employs 26,045 men and women. There are 7,348 employees in Research and Development, 6,034 in Global Manufacturing and Supply, 3,544 in Corporate, and 9,117 in Commercial. Bristol-Myers Squibb operates 27 research and development and manufacturing facilities in 11 countries on six continents and market their products in approximately 57 countries around the world.

American Express is a global service company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. American Express offers the broadest array of charge, credit, prepaid and co-brand cards for consumers, small businesses, midsize companies and large corporations. Established in Lower Manhattan in 1850 as a U.S. express delivery service, American Express has remained a leader for generations by embracing both innovation and tradition. Still headquartered at the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan, American Express has grown and evolved, sometimes reinventing its business outright, while never straying from the customer-service ethos and values on which the company was built: trust, security, integrity, quality, good citizenship, respect and customer commitment.


Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services for the consumer and pharmaceutical and medical devices and diagnostics markets, has been awarded the 2012 Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA) by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). JNJ received the award for its long history of commitment to the safety and health of its workers – a commitment that stretches back to the creation of its unique business credo in the 1940s.


The Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, 9 research facilities, and 168 affiliate museums, has received the 2012 Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA) from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). The Smithsonian received the award because of its exemplary work in integrating its health and safety programs to create a true culture of health.

CHAA – URS Corporation, a global engineering and construction firm serving both private and public sector organizations, received the 2011 Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA). URS Corporation received this award for its outstanding efforts in promoting employee health, wellness, and safety.  URS Corporation was recognized for the safety and emergency preparedness programs it has implemented to benefit contractor employees at the U.S. Army’s Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF) in Tooele County, Utah

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CHAA – Baptist Health of South Florida (BHSF) received the 2010 CHAA award based on the company’s success in nurturing an innovative culture of health and safety for its workers.  Two programs, The Triumph Smoking Program that has drastically cut the number of employees who smoke and BHSF’s domestic violence program that provides assistance to employees experiencing domestic violence were highlighted. 

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CHAA
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) received the 2009 CHAA Award. SEPTA was honored for its innovative health and safety programs and dramatically improved rates of work-related injuries in recent years. Their programs focus on the health, safety and wellness needs of their employees, recognizing how important a safe, fulfilling healthy work life can be. SEPTA has very publicly recognized that it has a responsibility for the health and safety of its workers, as well as the community in general, and what makes the company unique and worthy of this award is the way it has turned its public statements into day-to-day action at its facilities and has become a leader in corporate health and safety and a role model for others.

CHAA  Exemplary Practice Award
2009 was the establishment of the Exemplary Practice Award which identifies successful health, wellness and safety programs that can be implemented by other organizations. The very first Exemplary Practice Citation was awarded to the Federal Occupational Health Services, DHHS for their external defibrillator (AED) program.  Developed under the leadership of Dr. John J. Perkner, over 400 AEDs have been installed in over 100 federal worksites.  The AED has been utilized 33 times with a save rate of 39%. The program components are outlined in the CHAA presentation.

Award Presentation (pdf)

Caterpillar has grown to be the largest maker of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines in the world. Their products, services and technologies fall into three principal lines of business: Machinery, Engines and Financial Products. As a global, diverse technology leader, Caterpillar is committed to excellence in all that they do. Today they have more than ninety thousand employees in nearly three hundred operations in forty countries. They have a large production workforce, with many employees represented by various unions. They also employ thousands of individuals in office environments around the world.

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DaimlerChrysler Corporation (and its related companies), headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., employs nearly 85,000 people and through its dealers, partners, and suppliers provides over one million employment opportunities in North America. It operates in more than 100 countries and is involved in the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, financing, and sales of minivans, sport-utility vehicles, and trucks for worldwide consumption. DaimlerChrysler’s manufacturing facilities include 14 assembly plans, 11 power train plants, five stamping operations, two component plants, six technical centers in North America, and six manufacturing affiliations outside of North America. The company also has 22 parts distribution centers throughout North America.

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Quad/Graphics is the largest privately held printer of magazines, catalogs and other commercial products in the world, and third largest printer - public or private - in the Western Hemisphere. Headquartered in Sussex, Wis., (26 miles west of Milwaukee), the company provides services ranging from front-end design and photography through digital imaging, printing, list management, finishing and dependable distribution. Since its founding in 1971, the company has grown from obscurity to prominence, boasting print-production facilities on three continents as well as a worldwide employee roster 12,000 strong. Constant, rapid growth over the past 34 years - mostly through internal expansion - has resulted in a company with the most modern plants, equipment and capabilities in the commercial printing industry. Annual sales are $1.9 billion.

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Cianbro is one of the East Coast’s largest civil and heavy industrial construction and construction services companies. Its corporate office is located in Pittsfield, Maine, with regional offices in Pittsfield and Portland, and offices in Bloomfield, Connecticut, and Baltimore, Maryland. Cianbro has more than 2,000 team members and gross annual sales in excess of $360 million. It operates in 13 states as a prime contractor under the guidelines of a “federal contractor.” The company is employee-owned and is recognized nationally for its safety program. Cianbro is ranked as a leader in the market areas of hydropower, pulp and paper, industrial process, and manufacturing and is listed as 125 in Engineering News Record’s Top 400 Contractors. Its goal is to be one of “The Healthiest Companies in America.”

Award Presentation (740k pdf)

BAE SYSTEMS is a systems company, which prides itself on innovating for a safer world. It employs nearly 100,000 people including joint ventures, and has annual sales of around $18 billion. The company offers a global capability in air, sea, land and space with a world-class prime contracting ability supported by a range of key skills. BAE SYSTEMS designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defense products. BAE SYSTEMS is dedicated to making the intelligent connections needed to deliver innovative solutions. Its logo states “We Protect Those Who Protect Us.”

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Award Presentation (570k pdf)

Marathon Oil Corporation is engaged in the worldwide exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the domestic refining, marketing, and transportation of petroleum products. Marathon is among the leading energy industry players, applying innovative technologies to discover valuable energy resources and deliver the highest quality products to the marketplace. With operations that embrace four continents, Marathon strives to be the company of choice for investors, partners, customers, neighbors, and employees in the areas in which we do business.

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Union Pacific Railroad, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is the largest subsidiary company of Union Pacific Corporation. It is the largest railroad in North America with over 33,000 miles of track in 23 states in the Western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific Railroad has over 47,000 employees that live and work in cities as varied as Hermiston, Oregon, population 13,000, and Houston, Texas, population over 3 million. The company divides its major work activities into three categories: transportation, building and repairing of track, and maintenance and repair of equipment.

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Award Presentation (646k pdf)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's mission is to extend and enhance human life by providing the highest-quality health care products and services. BMS's medicines are making a difference in the lives of millions on customers across the globe. In 2001, total company sales for Bristol-Myers Squibb were approaching $20 billion worldwide. Twenty-eight product lines recorded annual global sales of more than $100 million each. What has enabled Bristol-Myers Squibb to achieve market leadership - and provide superior value to hundreds of thousands of shareholders - is an unwavering commitment to the values of excellence, reliability, growth, innovation, fairness and good citizenship.

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Award Presentation (321k pdf)

Eli Lilly and Company is a leading innovation-driven pharmaceutical corporation. They are developing a growing portfolio of best-in-class - often first-in-class - pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from their worldwide laboratories, by collaborating with eminent scientific organization, by making use of the most up-to-date technologic tools and by providing exceptional service to their customers. Through these internal programs and external initiatives, Lilly is seeking answers for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Lilly employs more than 41,000 people worldwide and markets its medicines in 158 countries. Lilly has major research and development facilities in nine countries and conducts clinical trials in more than 60 countries. See press release.

News Release
Award Presentation (581k pdf)

International Business Machines (IBM) strives to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. Their worldwide network of IBM solutions and services professionals translates these advanced technologies into business value for our customers. IBM's worldwide research labs work in all area so information technology, from physics and cognitive science to leading-edge application research. IBM, with nearly 3,000 researchers worldwide, has research laboratories in eight locations in six countries, and has cumulatively produced more research breakthroughs than the rest of the industry combined. IBM has employed a total of five Nobel laureates. IBM scientists have been awarded the National Medal of Technology - the highest award for technological innovation in the United States - six times, and the National Medal of Science three times.

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Kerr-McGee Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based company with assets of $11 billion. The company is engaged in two worldwide businesses: oil and gas exploration and production with the production and marketing of titanium dioxide pigment. With proved reserves of more than 1.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent at year-end 2001, Kerr-McGee ranks among the largest US-based independent exploration and production companies. Kerr-McGee is committed to quality, safety, environmental responsibility and ethical conduct. Quality is a priority, and 16 of the company's operations and units have met strict requirements for certification under the ISO 9001 and 9002 international quality standards. Safety and environmental management systems have been integrated into the company's worldwide operations.

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Vanderbilt University is a comprehensive research university in Nashville, Tennessee, providing innovative programs, state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive environment for interdisciplinary inquiry. The University comprises 10 schools, a public policy institute, a distinguished medical center and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, and education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. Employing more than 1,900 full-time faculty, part-time and clinical faculty of approximately 1,500 and staff of more than 13,000, Vanderbilt is the largest private employer in Middle Tennessee and the second largest private employer based in the state.

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The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Office of Occupational Health, Environmental and Safety Services (OHESS) is based in Fort George G. Meade, Md. NSA/CSS, a division of the U.S. Department of Defense, is the keystone of the U.S. cryptologic system. NSA provides foreign signals intelligence information to U.S. policymakers and the military while it also protects U.S. national security-related information systems.

Dow Chemical Company is a leading science and technology company that provides innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. With annual sales of $19 billion, Dow serves customers in 162 countries and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress, including food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. Committed to the principles of sustainable development, Dow and its 39,000 employees seek to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities (See press release).

GE Power Systems - From turnkey power plants to full financial services, project development to engineering and design and total life cycle service, GE is uniquely prepared to fulfill world demand for abundant, reliable and efficient energy well into the next century. The diverse products and services of GE Power Systems represent one of the industry's most impressive portfolios, ready to serve the full spectrum of power needs from wellhead to consumer.

Sherman Health Systems is the largest network of medical care facilities in the far Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, and includes Sherman Hospital, Sherman West Court (a long term care facility), Sherman Home Care Partners and two immediate care facilities. Sherman Hospital is a regional heart center, performing more cardiac procedures than any other hospital in Kane, McHenry, DuPage, Lake, and Will counties. Other hospital services include emergency services and Level II Trauma Center, oncology services, diabetes center, orthopedic care and the birthing center with a neonatal intensive care nursery.

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AlliedSignal Inc. is an advanced technology and manufacturing company serving customers worldwide with aerospace and automotive products, chemicals, fibers, plastics and advanced materials.

City of Indianapolis and Marion County Sheriff’s Department, the occupational health program, "A Vision for a Healthier Community," covers 4,200 employees of the City of Indianapolis who provide services to over one million residents. Goals for the program are public safety health program leadership, population and outcomes focus, and healthier community leadership. It illustrates the success of a public-private partnership and is supported by a strong joint labor-management relationship between three unions, administration and an interdisciplinary network of providers. There are six departments: administration; metropolitan development; capital asset management; public safety; public works; and parks and recreation. The scope of the program includes health promotion and disease prevention, outcomes research, fitness, special services for public safety, employee assistance program and chemical dependency, information services, and occupational injury and rehabilitation.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is a member of the Constellation Energy Group (NYSE: CEG), which in1999 reported nearly $3.8 billion in revenues and $9.7 billion in assets. Constellation Energy Group is a holding company whose subsidiaries include energy businesses focused mostly on power marketing, generation, and portfolio management, plus BGE, which provides service to more than 1.1 million electric customers and more than 584,000 gas customers in Central Maryland.

Glaxo Wellcome Inc. headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., is a pharmaceutical research and manufacturing company. Glaxo Wellcome Inc. conducts research in a variety of therapeutic areas, though it is particularly known as a leader in respiratory, central nervous system, AIDS/HIV and anti-infective research.

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IBM is the world's largest information technology provider (hardware, software and services) with 1998 revenues of more than $87 billion and is the worldwide leader in e-business solutions.

The Boeing Company faces unique challenges in its employee safety and health programs. The company has field representatives in 60 countries. Employees are dispersed in facilities as small as single-person offices to complexes large enough to house 74 football fields.

Johnson & Johnson,with approximately 99,000 employees, is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical and professional markets. Johnson & Johnson has 190 operating companies in 51 countries around the world, selling products in more than 175 countries.

First Chicago NBD is the nation's ninth-largest bank holding company, with assets of $114 billion. The corporation has more than 35,000 employees, two-thirds of whom are women, and operates a total of 10 worksite occupational medical units in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.

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Hughes Electronics Corporation is the world's leading provider of digital television entertainment, satellite services and satellite-based private business networks, and is a unit of General Motors Corporation.

Lockheed Martin Energy Systems is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics, and technology services.

 



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