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NS joins National Safety Council's Campbell Institute


Norfolk Southern Corp.'s environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs have helped the Class I gain acceptance as a member of the National Safety Council's Campbell Institute.

The Campbell Institute recognizes "world-class performers" in EHS management, NS officials said in a press release. Members include APM Terminals, Chevron, Cummins, Dow Chemicals, ExxonMobil, General Motors, Georgia-Pacific, United Parcel Service, United Technologies, U.S. Steel and Whirlpool.

"For two centuries, Norfolk Southern has played a role in building and supplying our country. At the Campbell Institute, they continue the thoroughbred tradition of continuous improvement by joining with other world-class companies to share experience, knowledge and best practices related to environmental, health and safety excellence," said National Safety Council President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Hersman.

Among NS’ EHS efforts, the railroad supports 124 employee-led and local safety and service committees; provides leadership for Operation Lifesaver Inc. and TRANSCAER; offers training services for local emergency responders; completes environmental audits and minds regulatory compliance; employs fuel-saving technologies; conducts a Trees and Trains program; and holds an annual Railroad Sustainability Symposium.

Campbell Institute membership offers the railroad "an invaluable opportunity" to share best practices, benchmark and access EHS research, said Mark Manion, NS' executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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