Robie Hartling from Ottawa, Ontario, won first prize and received $1,000 for his “Cross Over Mirrors” artwork in National Express Corp.'s third annual safety poster contest.
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — After receiving 150 submissions for its third annual safety poster contest, National Express Corp. (NEC) has named an employee from Canadian affiliate Stock Transportation the first-place winner.
Robie Hartling from Ottawa, Ontario, won first prize and received $1,000 for his “Cross Over Mirrors” artwork.
“Not only am I impressed with Robie’s artwork, but more so his commitment to safety,” said Greg Stock, regional manager of Stock Transportation.
The contest was held throughout the month of October, which is National School Bus Safety Month, and NEC uses the month to increase safety awareness. Employees from NEC’s other affiliates — Durham School Services and Petermann — also participated in the contest.
Second prize went to Pamela Morgan from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for her “Supersafe” entry, and Deanna Davison from Bonner Springs, Kan., received third prize for “Everyone Deserves a Safe Ride.”
“This contest highlights and promotes one of our core values — safety,” said Michele McDermott, senior vice president, safety and human resources. “It is the top priority for all of our employees, and it is foremost in our minds as we do our jobs every day. Our safety pledge resonates through the organization and can be easily seen in this wonderful artwork.”
Officials said NEC has taken safety to the next level and has been recognized for its extensive efforts in safeguarding its passengers and employees. All NEC area safety directors have earned professional safety certification through the Institute for Safety and Health Management.
Additionally, NEC achieved ANSI Safety Management System certification in recognition of its robust occupational health and safety systems.