Joseph Kopko, safety director at Emcor’s Scalise Industries, has been recognized by the National Safety Council as a Rising Star of Safety for 2011.
The NSC Rising Stars program recognizes 40 honorees
younger than 40-years-old as tomorrow’s safety leaders. They are selected for commitment
to safety, influence on safety culture, and creation of safety initiatives
producing measureable outcomes.
Kopko is responsible for
spearheading all safety programs at Scalise. He has over 10 years of experience
and holds a certified safety professional designation from the Board of Certified
Safety Professionals. He is an outreach instructor for both general industry
and construction 10- and 30-hour courses, and regularly participates on
specialty safety committees within the construction
“At Scalise and within the entire Emcor
organization we have worked hard to develop a culture of safety,” said Mark R.
Scalise, president and CEO. “We are passionate about the safety of our workers
and have made a commitment to the goal of achieving zero accidents so they may
return home safely every day. Through Joseph’s leadership we have leveraged a
sustained reduction in total recordable injuries of over 70 percent.”