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Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:59

CINCINNATI— First Student, the nation's leader in student transportation, was recently recognized by the National Safety Council with the 2013 Occupational Safety Excellence Achievement Award. The award is presented to companies that have reported injuries and illnesses that involved days away from work equal to or less than half of the Bureau of Labor Statistics rating, and have had zero staff fatalities during the 2012 calendar year.

"We are pleased to accept this tremendous honor from the National Safety Council," said Gary Catapano, senior vice president of safety. "At First Student, our commitment to safety remains our number one priority, and this award reflects the dedication of our entire management team and employees to operating safely, every route, every day."

First Student operates more than 54,000 vehicles in nearly 600 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

About First Student, Inc.
First Student, Inc. - a division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based FirstGroup America - is the largest provider of safe, reliable, sustainable student transportation services in North America. The company safely transports approximately 6 million students every day in the US and Canada, using a fleet of more than 54,000 buses. The safety and security of its passengers is the company's core value, and First Student marked 2011 – 2012 as its safest year ever, reducing the number of injuries and incidents significantly. For more information on First Student, please visit www.firststudentinc.com or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:01