Last Updated: 06/08/2012*

Raytheon was recognized for its exceptionally low employee injury rate and its strong safety program with the Aerospace Industries Association’s 2012 Worker Safety Excellence Award in the Guidance and Communications category. Raytheon Senior Vice President of Business Development and CEO of Raytheon International, Inc. Tom Culligan accepted the award on behalf of the company.

The presentation was made by AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey at the AIA Board of Governors meeting in Williamsburg, Va., on May 24. “The member companies of AIA are absolutely committed to improving the health and safety of our workforce,” she said. “These annual awards are an opportunity to reinforce that commitment, and congratulate the winners and all the companies who participate in the program.”

AIA determines winners based on a company’s 2011 injury rates and the quality of their safety programs. Safety programs were assessed on the basis of management leadership, employee involvement, hazard identification and control, and the safety training programs.

About Raytheon's Safety Program
Raytheon ended 2011 with the best safety record in company history. Providing an injury-free workplace is a priority at all levels of the company. From the Board of Directors, to the CEO and senior leadership team, to employees on the shop floor, active, visible management involvement and employee engagement in safety are keys to the success of the company’s program.

Raytheon has strengthened its safety program by pursuing Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) “Star” certification at its major locations. Through 2011, 22 Raytheon facilities have achieved such certification — at which approximately 36,000 employees work.

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