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NSC Announces 2017 Green Cross for Safety Award Winners

  • 2016 Green Cross for Safety Gala

    ​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.

    The 2017 honorees were announced at the Green Cross for Safety Gala 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 unrelenting in its pursuit of safety. Nominees have created and implemented a life-saving and/or injury-preventing safety solution. Results demonstrate benefit to the organization and beyond. The 2017 Green Cross for Safety Excellence award was presented to PotashCorp. Read about the company's winning program.

    Safety Innovation

         
    The winner of the Safety Innovation award is 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. The 2017 Green Cross for Safety Innovation award was presented to the Piranha Lox True Interlock Harness, developed by The Boeing Company. Learn more about this life-saving system.

    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. The 2017 Green Cross for Safety Advocate award was presented to Deputy Chief Louis Jogmen for his work with the Illinois Association of State Police. Read about his work to promote rail safety.

    Nominations for the 2018 Green Cross for Safety awards open in October 2017. To be reminded to nominate a program or individual, please complete this form. For more information on the award evaluation process, consult the Green Cross for Safety Award FAQs.

Excellence is Never an Accident

Meet the 2017 Winners

Three finalists were named in each category. Winners were announced at the Green Cross for Safety Gala May 25.

Safety Excellence

Safety Innovation

Safety Advocate

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Frequently Asked Questions

This this list of FAQs further explains the Green Cross for Safety award process. For more information, please contact us.

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