At the 2013 Fleet Safety Conference, Sandra Lee, director, Worldwide Fleet Safety for Johnson & Johnson, received the second annual Fleet Safety Award, which is sponsored by the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA) in conjunction with Automotive Fleet magazine.
Lee is responsible for Johnson & Johnson’s SAFE Fleet and fleet safety policies for the company’s more than 33,000 drivers around the globe.
At a lunchtime presentation during the conference, Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) Executive Director Jack Hanley accepted the award on behalf of Lee, who was unable to attend the conference. AALA’s Executive Director Pam Sederholm, presented the award to Hanley on Lee’s behalf.
Hanley said Lee expressed “surprise and gratitude for this terrific award.”
According to Hanley, Johnson & Johnson’s fleet safety programs are part of its overall sustainability efforts, which include employees, family members, and the community at large in all of the company’s worldwide markets.
“Sandy leads a corporate road safety program recognized around the world for its breadth, width, and results,” Hanley said. “She combines strategic vision with tactical clarity to ensure Johnson & Johnson’s fleet safety program keeps Johnson & Johnson’s business drivers around the world safe today and in the future.” Lee is the NETS chairperson for 2012 and 2013.
According to her official bio, Lee’s background includes more than 20 years of experience in the fields of health, wellness, and safety. Prior to her current position overseeing the health and safety of Johnson & Johnson’s fleet, she was the company’s health & safety director with responsibility for health and safety services provided to North America Consumer Companies within Johnson & Johnson and for facilitating global ergonomics risk reduction efforts within this group. Her experience also includes managing the delivery of health, wellness, and employee assistance program services for U.S. employees in manufacturing and R&D environments.
As chairperson of NETS, among her numerous contributions, Lee has supported NETS’ role as a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, a steering group for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. Lee also has helped to shape NETS’ Strength in Numbers Fleet Safety Benchmark program and is a current steering committee member of NETS’ annual Drive Safely Work Week campaign.
The Fleet Safety Award seeks to recognize candidates who have shown leadership, innovation, and measurable results in enhancing the safety of their employees, those traveling with them, as well as everyone else who shares the road with them.
AALA’s Sederholm said all of the Fleet Safety Award nominees were well qualified. “We were very pleased with the caliber of this year’s nominees,” she said.
The 2013 Fleet Safety Conference attracted nearly 300 professionals involved in fleet safety.
Modern Transportation Services was the recipient of the first annual Fleet Safety Award in 2012.