Itasca, IL – Today, the National Safety Council has announced it is
accepting nominations for the NSC
Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions, 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.
“DuPont stands behind encouraging the
future generation of safety professionals through the NSC Rising Stars of
Safety program,” said James
Weigand, president, DuPont Sustainable Solutions.
“These up and coming leaders have important insights to help keep the
workplaces of tomorrow safe.”
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
“The National Safety Council is focusing
on Leading Safety into Future this
coming fall at the 2013 NSC Congress & Expo,” said Janet
Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council.
“Supporting and engaging the next generation of safety leaders will be crucial
to addressing the emerging safety issues that require action.”
Selected NSC Rising Stars of Safety
will be featured in Safety+Health
magazine and will receive discounted admission to the 2013 NSC Congress & Expo, Sept. 28 – Oct 4 in
to exclusive workshops and events is included to help honorees network and
share their innovative workplace safety ideas. The Council thanks DuPont for sponsoring
the 2013 NSC Rising Stars of Safety program.
Candidates can be nominated online at nsc.org/risingstars
by May 31, 2013. Organizations are allowed to nominate multiple candidates, but
only one honoree will be chosen per company.
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by
Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is
a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries
and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through
leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by
partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the
public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen
driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.