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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.