The National Safety Council (NSC) will honor Ryder System, Miami, FL, and its president and CEO Gregory Swienton with its 2002 Green Cross for Safety Medal for exemplary commitment to workplace safety and corporate citizenship. Swienton is the first supply chain and transportation industry executive to receive the honor. Since joining Ryder in 1999, Swienton has identified safety as one of the company's top five goals. He has championed efforts to ensure that safety is integrated into all aspects of the business process. He also raised the visibility and importance of safety in the organization by creating the position of Vice President for Safety, Health and Security. Ryder's Safety and Health team consists of individuals with expertise in transportation and industrial safety and security, industrial hygiene, program management and ISO process development. The Green Cross for Safety Medal, a large bronze medallion embossed with the National Safety Council's logo, will be presented to Swienton at the NSC's annual fundraising dinner in May 2002 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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