National Safety Council recognizes WMATA’s Sarles with award

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
image description

Richard Sarles, general manager and CEO of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was selected for the 2013 CEOs Who "Get It." The list is an annual recognition of business leaders who demonstrate world-class safety and is compiled by the National Safety Council (NCS).

The NSC believes that all organizations are on the journey to safety excellence, a constant quest to drive workplace injuries and deaths to zero. The honorees have a firm grasp of the journey and its four key pillars, which include committed leadership and employee engagement, sound safety processes and procedures, continuous risk reduction and measuring and improving performance.

“It is an honor for the council to recognize this year’s distinguished group of CEOs Who ‘Get It’,” said Janet Froetscher, National Safety Council president and CEO. “The strong example these leaders have set in living the journey and protecting their employees is something we hope all business leaders will follow.”

For more information about WMATA’s safety efforts, please read our January story here.

Categories: Rapid Transit/Light Rail, Safety/Training