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Nominations are now Open for the 2017 Green Cross for Safety Awards

  • ​The Green Cross for Safety Awards, presented by the National Safety Council, recognize people and organizations for their contributions to the advancement of safety in the workplace, on the road and in homes and communities. 

    Nominations will be accepted between Oct. 1 and Dec. 2, 2016. Finalists will be notified in March 2017, with the winners to be announced at the Green Cross for Safety awards dinner May 25 on San Diego's Coronado Island.

    The Green Cross for Safety awards are presented in three categories:

    Excellence in Safety

    This award recognizes a corporation, coalition or organization that was unrelenting in its pursuit of safety. Nominees have created and implemented a life-saving and/or injury-preventing safety solution. Results will demonstrate benefit to your organization and beyond. Submit a nomination for the Excellence in Safety award.

    Safety Innovation

    Do you know of a corporation, coalition or organization that has ignited a new path and achieved success by approaching a long-held challenge in safety with a fresh look or new idea? Nominate that organization for a Safety Innovation award. Submit a nomination for the Safety Innovation award.

    Safety Advocate

    Individuals eligible for a Safety Advocate award have made a significant personal impact on a safety issue using data and evidence-based practices to raise awareness and prevent further injuries and deaths. Submit a nomination for the Safety Advocate award.

    For more information on the award evaluation process, consult the Green Cross for Safety Award FAQs.

Excellence is Never an Accident

Frequently Asked Questions

This this list of FAQs further explains the Green Cross for Safety award process. Nominators can download this template to begin gathering nomination information for award candidates. For more information, please contact us.

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Meet the 2016 Winners

Three finalists were named in each category. Winners were announced at the Green Cross dinner May 12, 2016.

Safety Excellence

Safety Innovation

Safety Advocate

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