WINCHESTER, Ky. — East Kentucky Power Cooperative’s President & CEO Anthony “Tony” Campbell has been recognized as a “CEO Who Gets It” by the National Safety Council.
“I am honored and very humbled to be recognized for safety leadership,” Campbell said. “As CEO, it is my responsibility and priority to ensure our family of employees goes home safely each day. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t give most of the credit to EKPC’s employees. It is their hard work, dedication and commitment to safety that has made our safety program a sustained success. In addition, all EKPC employees and I know this is a never-ending journey. We cannot let our guard down for a second.”
Each year, the National Safety Council selects an elite group of CEOs who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to safety. The list includes CEOs from both national and international organizations. Each honoree has built his or her organization’s safety strategy using four key components: leadership and employee engagement, safety management solutions, risk reduction and performance measurement.
“These leaders understand that safety is the cornerstone of every world-class business,” said Nick Smith, interim president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “They have set a standard for their peers and colleagues, and we are proud to recognize their efforts.”
Campbell is one of several CEOs who are profiled in the February edition of Safety+Health magazine. In the article, Campbell recounts his journey to embracing a safety culture driven by employees.
“I often say—and I strongly believe—safety is not about the numbers,” Campbell said. “Certainly, we track safety data. But the important thing is preventing the pain and suffering of employees and their families, friends and co-workers.”
The Safety+Health magazine article is available online at: https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/17915-ceos-who-get-it-2019