Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for four of its
prestigious safety awards and designations: the Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the Marion Martin Award, the Community Advancement Award and the Rising Stars of Safety Awards. Each winner will have advanced safety within their workplaces, in their communities or on the road, and demonstrate continuous improvement, the effectiveness of their actions and the impact on others.
"Preventable deaths have reached an all-time high in the United States," said NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. "We need dedication and innovation from individuals and organizations if we want to keep each other safe. The nominees for all four of these awards will have a proven success record and share our mission of eliminating preventable deaths in our lifetime."
Nomination criteria for each award is as follows:
Distinguished Service to Safety – The highest honor bestowed on a safety professional by NSC, this award recognizes exemplary efforts and success in improving safety and health at work, on the road, and in the home and community
Marion Martin – Celebrates women who have achieved professional excellence on the international, national, regional or local level and have helped pave the way to success for other women in safety
Community Safety Advancement – Presented to an employer that provides exemplary off-the-job safety and health programs
Rising Stars of Safety – Showcases safety professionals younger than 40 with a track record of proven safety leadership
nsc.org/awards to nominate or learn more. Applications will be accepted through April 15. Winners will be formally recognized at the annual NSC Congress & Expo Oct. 20-26 in Houston.
About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council (nsc.org) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.