After what can mildly be described as an "interesting" couple of years in the environmental health and safety world, our friends at EHS Today have compiled a massive list of the 50 most influential players in the field.
The list breaks the EHS leaders into seven different fields:
- Government Appointees
- Association Presidents
- Corporate Leaders Who Get It
- EHS Managers
It includes some clear rockstars in the field, such as contributor Terry Mathis -- an internationally recognized expert in the application of safety culture and behavior-based safety strategies – and Westar Energy's Executive Vice President and COO, Doug Sterbenz, who has vowed never to trade the health and well-being of its employees "for getting the lights on, generating electricity or servicing a customer."
Kathy A. Seabrook --president of Global Solutions Inc. – best sums up the importance of this list in her comments in the article.
"Risk is the common thread connecting supply chain accountability, the market economy, sustainability, materiality reporting," she says. "This interconnectedness of risk impacts society, the economy and trade, an industry, an organization, its reputation and brand, its shareholders, business processes, product and service delivery capability, its workers and its supply chain."
Safety touches all of us, regardless of our fields or positions. EHS Today's influencer list celebrates the 50 that have made our lives a little safer.
Read the full list of "The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS in 2014-2015" at EHS Today.