UPS Vice President Alexi Carli receives Marion Martin Award
Indianapolis – Alexi Carli, vice president of global health and safety at UPS Inc., is the recipient of the 2017 Marion Martin Award, presented annually by the National Safety Council Women’s Caucus. The award was presented Monday during the Opening Session of the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo.
Carli has spent 29 of her 39 years at UPS as a safety professional, beginning as a district health and safety director. With Carli in the lead, UPS has reduced its lost-time injury frequency rate from 11.1 to 1.8 per 200,000 hours (84 percent) in the past 17 years, and its auto crash frequency rate from 22.0 to 9.0 per 100,000 driver hours (59 percent). “She has been instrumental in creating a safety culture at UPS,” her nominator said.
Carli established a group for female UPS employees in the 1980s and was an original member of the company’s Women’s Leadership Development Business Resource Group. As of this year, 45 percent of UPS’ 510 health, safety and wellness professionals were women. Carli also worked with the Department of Transportation in 1999 to bring attention to women in transportation.
“Like Marion Martin, Alexi is a trailblazer and visionary with a long career focused on saving lives and preventing injuries,” Kathy Bernstein, director of Volunteers, Awards, and Scholarships at NSC, said in a Sept. 26 press release. “We are excited to recognize everything she has done to empower women to achieve safety excellence.”
The Marion Martin Award was established in 2016 to honor the professional achievements of women in safety. The inaugural winners were Annette Sandberg, CEO of TransSafe Consulting LLC, and Winnie Dee Schubert, operations integrity manager at ExxonMobil Corp.