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DEKRA Announces 2018 Safety in Action Icons Award Recipients

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OXNARD, CA -- DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability announced the 2018 Safety in Action Icon honorees, those individuals whose inspirational, influential, and innovative contributions to safety have touched lives and changed the way people work. 

The awards presentation will take place during the 2018 Safety in Action Conference on March 15 in Orlando, FL. The 2018 recipients are:

  • Donnie Massey, Shell Oil - Donnie is a Behavioral Safety Specialist for Shell Oil based out of Mississippi. His co-workers say, "When referring to [Shell's] behavior-based safety program, [Donnie's] name is synonymous." They say he always takes the "initiative to challenge the status quo" and takes "personal responsibility with his safety leadership role within our company."
  • Donny Owens, Owens Corning - Donny works as Lead Safety and Training Coordinator for Owens Corning in Newark, OH. Donny's colleagues say he has become "a true safety advocate [who] lives our corporate creed of Owens Corning is a place where others come to learn."
  • Kim Urie, BASF Corporation - Kim is the Exposure Reduction Process (ERP) Team Leader for BASF Corporation, based in Angleton, Texas. Kim's peers say she is "a true business partner and a great person with a heart of gold. She always finds win-win solutions in a fun and friendly way."

"Each year at the Safety in Action Conference we honor those who've made a real difference in workplace safety. Donnie, Donny and Kim are individuals who assure the wellbeing of co-workers every day through their contributions to safety. But what makes their stories truly impactful is the peer nomination. To be honored by those you stand shoulder to shoulder with daily, demonstrates their unwavering commitment to safety," commented Jim Spigener, Icons Presenter and Chief Client Officer of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability.

The Safety in Action Icons is an annual award, presented at each year at the Safety in Action™ Conference (#SafetyInAction) which brings together thousands of people, across all industries to do one thing: improve safety at work. The Icons were peer nominated from organizations of all sizes, types and industry sectors.








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