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Government and Public Sector Division

  • ​NSC Government and Public Sector Division works diligently to end preventable deaths in our lifetime.

    With 108 members and growing, the Division is a catalyst for a safety culture in government and the public sector that is equivalent to or safer than similar work performed in the private sector.

    The mission of the Division is to provide a forum for collaboration, communication and support. The Division also supports training, education and development of government and public sector safety professionals. 

    Questions? Please email Division Manager Christy Maes, Christy.Maes@nsc.org. Join the Division by emailing divisions@nsc.org.

    Government and Public Sector Division Spring Meeting


    The NSC Spring Divisions combined meeting will take place in San Diego May 23 and 24 at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel. The NSC Government and Public Sector Division will hold its individual meetings at the hotel in the afternoon both days.

     

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    Chairman's Message


    Welcome to the Government and Public Sector Division. By joining this division, you are getting in on the ground floor of what we believe will be a very important effort to make government and public sector workplaces much safer than they are today. Currently, injury rates for government workers are much higher than the private sector.  Our division feels that this should change, and we will be working towards that goal. I welcome your participation in this very important conversation.

    – I. David Daniels
    Chief Safety Officer/Interim Fire Chief
    Richmond, VA, Fire and Emergency Services

    Government and Public Sector Division Values


    • Safety as strategy for effective and efficient government: The safety, health and survival of government and public sector workers is key to effective and efficient government at every level.  While cost effective government is paramount, investment in safe and healthful government and public sector workplaces today is a more prudent strategy than addressing a worker injury or fatality tomorrow.
    • Strengthening the community of government and public sector safety professionals:  Safety professionals in government and public sector organizations are critical to the success of a workplace safety system.  Given the vast array of services provided by government, it is not possible for any individual to have safety related expertise in every area, therefore the variety of expertise of the community of safety professionals is an invaluable asset.  The ability of the division to facilitate connections between safety professionals is a priority.
    • Diversity of methods: While government and public sector safety professionals have similar goals and objectives, the methods employed to achieve these goals will vary based on the purposes, constraints, initiatives and opportunities available to both the organization and the safety professional.
    • Evidence-based effort: The Division will focus its resources on efforts that improve the safety culture of government and public sector organizations in an evidence-based manner.   
     

    Government and Public Sector Division Executive Leadership

     

    Daniels

    I. David Daniels
    Chief Safety Officer/Interim Fire Chief
    Richmond, VA, Fire and Emergency Services
    Government and Public Sector Division Chairman

    Horr

    Mark S. Horr
    Senior Safety Specialist, Office of Safety, Training and Facilities Management
    Department of Waste Management and Recycling
    County of Sacramento
    Government and Public Sector Division Vice Chairman

    Andrea McLane
    Executive Safety Director
    City of Atlanta, Office of the Mayor
    Government and Public Sector Division Treasurer

     

    Knight

    Amy Knight
    Employee Health and Safety Team Lead
    Safety Training Specialist II
    Iowa Department of Transportation
    Government and Public Sector Division Secretary

    Maes

    Christy Maes
    christy.maes@nsc.org
    NSC Division Program Manager


The 2017 NSC Spring Meetings May 23 and 24 at Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego will include individual division meetings, networking, social events and technical sessions.

Registration is $250. (Green Cross for Safety awards gala and professional development seminar are not included.)

Hotel reservations must be made by April 25 to receive the group rate.

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What is the Biggest Risk
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Workplace violence, traffic crashes, falls, being hit by an object – what poses the greatest risk of injury or death for government workers? This page from Injury Facts 2016® sums it up.

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