Celebrating its 75th year, the Distinguished Service to Safety Award is the most prestigious award given to individuals by the National Safety Council. This award recognizes outstanding service and contributions to the field of safety. Candidates are nominated by the general public and NSC members.
To be eligible, candidates must have had a sustained impact on the safety movement at the local, national or international level that resulted in increased injury prevention. This may also include advancement of safety theory and research.
The 2017 Distinguished Service to Safety Award winners are:
Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
John Brodbeck II, CSP
Mississippi Safety Services, Inc.
City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities
Occupational and Safety Department
Steve Pomponi, CSP
Senior Safety Consultant
PSA Insurance & Financial Services
Gary E. Tellish, CSP, CET, CUSP
Manager, Safety & Training
Quanta Services, Inc.
Nominations for the 2018 award will be accepted starting in February. For more information, please contact Sarah Van Huis at Sarah.VanHuis@nsc.org.
History of the DSSA
The first Distinguished Service to Safety Award was presented in 1942 to recognize individuals and companies who significantly supported U.S. workers during World War II by reducing occupational injuries. The award was restructured into four levels in 1951, and then reinstated in April 1954 as the highest Council award to individuals. The Distinguished Service to Safety Award is presented annually at the opening session of
NSC Congress & Expo.