Posted by William Nunnelley on 2010-08-02

Samford University has been honored with a 2010 Industry Leader Award by the National Safety Council for achieving the best safety performance within its industry in 2009.  Samford is one of 81 companies honored nationally and the only university to receive the award.


The Industry Leader Awards recognize the top five percent of member companies, units and facilities that have met the criteria and qualified for the National Safety Council’s 2010 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award.  Winners are selected based on such factors as the lowest total incidence rate and the total of employee work hours within their industry.


James A. Clement, Samford’s Director of Risk Management and Insurance, received notification of the award from the National Safety Council.  Founded in 1913, the Council promotes safety in the workplace, transportation and in homes and communities internationally.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.