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Walt Disney World Given Top Marks for Safety Achievement


It should go without saying that a commitment to safety is the number one priority for Walt Disney World. You don’t often see it in action at the parks, it tends to happen backstage, but there is always some project going on with the goal to make things safer for guests and cast members alike.

This year the United Safety Council (USC) has recognized four Walt Disney World Resort teams and an individual Cast Member for exceptional work and commitment to safety in the past year. The awards were earned for leadership involvement, Cast Member engagement, safety committees, safety walks, and for Cast Members who go the extra mile for safety – all of which are part of Disney’s longstanding safety culture.

“At Walt Disney World Resort, safety is part of our DNA,” said Alicia Sweeney, Director of Safety Services at Walt Disney World Resort. “Our Cast Members play a vital role in upholding this tradition. It is an honor to be recognized for the efforts our teams put in year-round to ensure a safe and memorable experience for our guests and Cast Members.”

The USC 2013 Safety Achievement Award recipients include:

  • Tony’s Town Square (Magic Kingdom) – Gold Award
  • Epcot Food & Beverage team – Silver Award
  • The Land (Epcot) Agricultural Sciences team – Bronze Award
  • Magic Kingdom Attractions – Honorable Mention

In addition, Cast Member Jennifer Johnson was honored with the Safety Leadership Award for her outstanding performance at Magic Kingdom, where she oversees safety services for all of the park’s food and beverage locations.

The United Safety Council is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes safe practices across the nation. Each year, it recognizes exceptional achievements in safety made by individuals and companies through its annual awards program.

It’s nice to hear safety mentioned for when things go right for a change. The Disney Blog gives all the cast members involved a round of applause to let them know how much we appreciate their work to keep us safe!