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For Immediate Release,
10/24/2012
Contact:
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
kathy.lane@nsc.org
 
​2012 National Awards Celebration
Recognizing Member Achievements
 
Last night, the National Safety Council hosted its National Awards Celebration in Orlando recognizing the best safety has to offer. This event – honoring the safety accomplishments of NSC members – is held in conjunction with the NSC Congress & Expo, the largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals.
 

Those recognized include:

  • 2012 Distinguished Service to Safety Award Honorees  – recognizing exemplary lifetime efforts in improving safety and health by an individual
  • The Honorary Life Award recognizes contributions to safety, health or the environment through a National Safety Council Division. This year the Construction Division presented the award to Michael Maguire of Herzog Contracting Corporation and the Labor Division presented the award to Steven Galatowitsch of IBEW Local Union 110.
  • The Honor Chapter Award recognizes a Chapter's outstanding contributions to making the NSC statement of leadership, mission and vision a reality. This year the award went to the Chesapeake Region Safety Council.
  • 2012 Rising Stars of Safety  – recognizing tomorrow’s leaders, under the age of 40, for their commitment to safety, influence on safety culture, promotion of continuous workplace safety improvement and creation of safety initiatives producing measureable outcomes
  • Occupational Award Winners – recognizing collective safety achievements and implementation of effective safety policies and procedures
  • Joseph M. Kaplan Safe Driver of the Year Awards – recognizing professional drivers nominated for their total driving record, including miles and years driven without a preventable crash:
     
    • John Barton, The Sygma Network, Inc.  
      Regional Best Safe Driver of the Year for the New England Region
    • Kerry Bizzarro, United States Postal Service   
      United States Postal Service Area Best Safe Driver of the Year for the North East Area
    • William Buddy Brawley, Unifi Manufacturing  
      Regional Best Safe Driver of the Year for the South Atlantic Region
    • Brian Chance, The Sygma Network, Inc. 
      Regional Best Safe Driver of the Year for the West North Central Region
    • Keith King, United States Postal Service   
      United States Postal Service Area Best Safe Driver of the Year for the Eastern Area
    • Charles "David" Medlin, United States Postal Service  
      United States Postal Service Area Best Safe Driver of the Year for the Capital Metro Area
    • Terry Murphy, Sysco Halifax  
      Regional Best Safe Driver of the Year for the Canada Region
    • Robert Oldham, TCW Tennessee Express  
      Regional Best Safe Driver of the Year for the East South Region
    • Ron Sowder, United Parcel Service  
      Regional Best Safe Driver of the Year for the East North Region
 
Both Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council and Kent McElhattan, chairman of the Board for the Council were in attendance and recognized the honorees as they came on stage. The National Safety Council applauds all of these outstanding achievements that are helping to save lives and prevent injuries. Participation in the NSC awards program is a great way to propel you organization forward on the Journey to Safety Excellence.
 
Learn more about National Safety Council awards programs.
 
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