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NSC Marion Martin Award Honors Influential Women in Safety

  • Congratulations to the 2017 Marion Martin Award Winner!


    Alexi Carli, CSP, is a certified safety professional with a master of science in occupational safety and health and a bachelor of science in business management. She has served in the global health and safety function for Atlanta-based UPS for more than 17 years and is currently vice president of global health and safety.

    She has been an active presenter, advocate and volunteer in the safety profession with the National Safety Council and the American Society of Safety Engineers. She has been instrumental in attracting the best talent and developing future safety professionals through mentoring and promotion of safety scholarships for high-potential students.

    Alexi has been married to her husband, Al, for 36 years. They have three children, Lauren, Christopher and Michelle, and a granddaughter, Bella.

    Award Criteria


    The NSC Marion Martin Award celebrates the accomplishments of women in the safety field who have achieved professional excellence and have helped pave the way to success for other women in safety. Nominees demonstrate excellence in a variety of professional settings and personify excellence on the international, national, regional or local level.

    Nominations for the 2018 award will be accepted starting in February. Receive a reminder email when submissions are being accepted. For more information, please contact Sarah Van Huis at Sarah.VanHuis@nsc.org.

Who is Marion Martin?

Marion Martin spent her life defying stereotypes and breaking down barriers for women in a multitude of arenas. Her political career began in 1930, when she was elected to the Maine House of Representatives. She was re-elected to a second term, then won two terms in the State Senate, where she was the only woman and only non-lawyer on the Legal Affairs Committee.

Ms. Martin later became the first female head of a Maine state government agency. She served as the secretary of labor and industry from 1947 to 1962, and found a special delight in championing programs that encouraged women in the workplace. During her tenure and on the strength of her support, legislation involving equal pay for equal work, strong industrial safety, child labor and collective bargaining was passed.

In 1971, Ms. Martin was the first female awardee of the NSC Distinguished Service to Safety Award. NSC is proud to name this award after Ms. Martin. We look forward to continuing a recognition program that celebrates the accomplishments – against many odds – of women in the safety field.

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