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Date:6/30/2008

DuPont Announces Results of 2008 World Safety Declaration Survey

SEOUL, Korea, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Driving a safety culture across organizations, extending it beyond the workplace and keeping it top of mind with a commitment to collaboration and sharing are critical for keeping employees safe, according to a DuPont-sponsored survey of signers of the World Safety Declaration (WSD).

The survey results are the basis for the 2008 WSD Report, "Instilling a Safety Culture Across Continents: How Collaboration, Commitment and Accountability Help Organizations Achieve Measurable Results in Workplace Safety," which was issued by DuPont at the XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work here. The WSD was created by DuPont in 2005 to provide companies with a framework to find common ground in identifying and improving workplace safety.

Among the leading areas of progress reported by WSD signers:

-- Driving safety cultures across companies represents the greatest area of improvement, but continues to be an ongoing challenge as organizations strive to keep safety top of mind;

-- Driving line management accountability for safety was next, indicating that companies are effecting a shift in their organizations, and:

-- Reducing occupational accidents and injuries remains the bottom line focus of all safety programs.

"We are very pleased with the 2008 report and the survey results, in particular, because they reinforce the growing focus of safety as a cultural practice in companies around the world," said Mark P. Vergnano, group vice president -- DuPont Safety & Protection. "Safety is a practice that knows no boundaries, in language or country. It is inherent to DuPont and to a growing list of companies. We will continue to strive to help others to better protect their employees, their customers and their communities."

DuPont is participating as a premier sponsor of the XVIII World Congress on Safety
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