Building competitive advantage through health and safety

Canadian CEOs detail rewards of health and safety initiatives
By Bjorn Rutten
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/20/2009

Beyond the obvious benefits that come from health and safety initiatives, some organizations are recognizing opportunities to improve their competitive advantage. The Conference Board of Canada conducted a series of in-depth interviews with 11 CEOs in which they reveal what health and safety means to them, the personal actions they have taken in their organization and the resulting benefits.

These individuals have transformed health and safety not only to make their organization healthier and safer, but also more prosperous. Here are excerpts from two of the interviews.