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2018 Rising Stars of Safety

The National Safety Council presents the Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2018

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Thomas Van Leer
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West Region Health and Safety Operations Manager
UPS Inc.
Sedalia, MO

“Tom developed and implemented our 2017 Summer Safety Challenge. Tom determined six areas of opportunity. Those included heat-related injuries, lift/lower, push/pull injuries, backing accidents, Telematics data, and utilization of safety committee time. Tom rolled this program out with assistance from our district safety teams to 995 safety committees throughout our West Region. Prevention strategies, along with safety education and training, were administered by these committees from June through August. Results were tracked weekly and communication to the safety committees created strong competition. At the conclusion of the challenge, seven of eight districts saw reductions.”

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