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For Immediate Release,
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307

National Safety Council accepting nominations for the 2011 NSC Rising Stars of Safety
Program recognizes next generation of safety leaders

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council today announced it is accepting nominations for the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, 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.

NSC invites organizations to submit a 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

“NSC knows innovation and creativity will be vital in addressing safety in the years to come,” said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “As we approach our centennial year in 2013, it’s more important than ever to look forward to the future and engage the safety leaders of tomorrow.”

Selected Rising Stars of Safety will be featured in the October issue of Safety+Health magazine and will receive discounted admission to the NSC 2011 Congress & Expo, Oct. 30 to Nov. 4 in Philadelphia. Access to exclusive workshops and events is included to help honorees network and share their innovations in workplace safety.

Nominate a candidate online at by May 31, 2011. Organizations are allowed to nominate multiple candidates, but only one honoree will be chosen per company.

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