USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high performance building materials, has been named by EHS Today as one of its 2015 America's Safest Companies. The award recognizes 16 companies who have demonstrated innovative solutions to safety challenges, exhibited strong management support and employee engagement programs, and achieved injury and illness rates lower than average for their respective industries.

"We are proud to be recognized by EHS Today for our dedication to creating the safest environment possible for our 9,000 employees around the world," said Brian Cook, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at USG. "Safety is a core value of our organization, and every employee is committed to working safely; every minute, every task and every day."

USG's manufacturing facilities routinely operate at five to 20 times better than industry safety norms. Twelve of the company's 34 U.S. manufacturing locations and three of its L&W Supply distribution facilities have applied and qualified for the Operational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status. To attain the Star designation, USG employees and management work with OSHA to implement safety and health programs and processes that go beyond regulations to further protect employees and promote safe operations.

"We developed and adhere to safety guidelines that exceed industry standards and regulations," said Paul Haney, Vice President, Global Safety and Health and Employee Relations, and Chief Labor Counsel at USG. "At USG, we strive to create an injury-free workplace and model safe behaviors for our families, colleagues, customers and communities."

Paul Haney and Justin Dugas, Director, Safety and Health at USG, accepted the award on the company's behalf at EHS Today's Safety Leadership Conference, which took place on Oct. 27, 2015 in Greenville, S.C.

For more information about USG and its commitment to the highest safety standards, visit usg.com.

About USG Corporation

USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, and L&W Supply Corporation subsidiaries and its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Headquartered in Chicago, USG worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials throughout the United States. USG Boral Building Products is a leading plasterboard & ceilings joint venture across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit usg.com.

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