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Editorial: Workplace standards set by Cummins commendable

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For decades, Cummins Inc. has been a leader in terms of working with the federal government to create, meet and exceed emissions standards aimed at protecting our environment.

It also has worked hard to create safe workplaces for its worldwide workforce that of course includes hundreds of workers in this area.

That’s why it was no surprise to learn last week that the Columbus-based engine maker will play an international role in promoting workplace safety and employee health after signing on to become a charter member of the Campbell Institute, an industry research group backed by the National Safety Council.

The institute was launched this year to bring together leaders of high-performing organizations such as Cummins to promote environmental, health and safety standards at work and within communities around the world.

“This is an honor that brings with it the opportunity to benchmark with leaders in the field of health, safety and environment,” said Michelle Garner-Janna, director of corporate health and safety for Cummins. “Being part of the Campbell Institute demonstrates Cummins deep commitment to the environment, and the long-term health and safety of every employee.”

The Campbell Institute will serve as a leader in creating and sharing environmental, health and safety standards for use by other organizations, and Cummins will play a key role in that effort.

The institute and its partners will achieve that by bringing together companies to share their knowledge and best practices, as well as hold conferences and undertake research on health and safety issues within industry.

“We’re truly proud to have Cummins as a charter member,” Laura Fiffick, senior director of the Campbell Institute, said in a news release. “Their vision is clear, their commitment is unwavering, and I know they will have a real and significant impact through the


We join the Campbell Institute and National Safety Council in welcoming Cummins to the project. We share the institute’s confidence that the company will serve a vital role in its mission.

By joining the efforts, Cummins Inc. will bring not only significant expertise but also the kind of commitment to life outside the factory walls that has been a hallmark of the company for decades.

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