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For Immediate Release,
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
National Safety Council accepting nominations for the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2012
Recognizing the next generation of safety leaders
Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council today announced it is accepting nominations for the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont, which recognizes individuals younger than 40 who have distinguished themselves by improving workplace safety. Individuals must display creative and innovative approaches to safety. Candidates also must have five or more years of direct safety experience and a foundation of safety oversight.
The Council invites organizations to submit a NSC Rising Stars of Safety nomination form on behalf of an employee who demonstrates safety leadership through practical examples of:
  • Leadership attributes that set the nominee apart from his or her peers
  • Initiating and/or leading a successful safety initiative with measurable results
  • Engaging peers and transforming the safety culture of the organization
  • Valuing safety as a critical part of business operations
“The National Safety Council is celebrating 100 Years of Safety this coming fall at the 2012 NSC Congress & Expo,” said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “Gathering insights and engaging the next generation of safety leaders will be critical as we look toward the future of safety.”
Selected NSC Rising Stars of Safety will be featured in Safety+Health magazine and will receive discounted admission to the 2012 NSC Congress & Expo, Oct. 20-25 in Orlando. Access to exclusive workshops and events is included to help honorees network and share their innovations in workplace safety. The Council thanks DuPont for sponsoring the 2012 NSC Rising Stars of Safety program.
Nominate a candidate online at by May 31, 2012. Organizations are allowed to nominate multiple candidates, but only one honoree will be chosen per company. 
About the National Safety Council
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