Are You a Safety Professional Younger Than 45?

Want to Network with the Top Young Safety Professionals Worldwide?

​​Join the National Safety Council Young Professionals Division today. Division member benefits include:

  • Exclusive invitations to the Young Professionals Division meetings
  • Networking opportunities with safety professionals from companies including AECOM, Accenture, ARCO Construction, Argonne National Laboratory, Cianbro Fabrication & Coatings, COP Construction, County of Roanoke, John Deere, First Student, National Gallery of Art, Pepsi, U.S. Air Force and more
  • Career mentoring and development opportunities
  • Free safety trainings and courses through the National Safety Council at division events
  • Potential leadership in other NSC Divisions, the NSC Board of Delegates, the Campbell Institute and NSC World Class Team
  • Help craft and guide future NSC policies and positions

For more information about Division membership, please contact Christy Maes at (630) 775-2108 or email

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  • Young Professionals Attend 2015 NSC Congress & Expo


    Members of the Young Professionals Division joined more than 14,000 safety, health and environmental professionals at the 2015 NSC Congress & Expo in Atlanta in September.

    Members held their Division meeting at Congress and invited 2015 Rising Stars of Safety inductees. Read the minutes of that meeting here, and check out meeting photos here.

    Young Professionals next meeting will take place in Austin, Texas, March 21 and 22.

    2015 Young Professionals Spring Meeting


    Young Professionals came together to learn, network and enjoy some much-needed sun and warm weather at their 2015 spring meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. Check out photos from the spring meeting here.

    A Note from Our Leadership

    Thank you for your interest in joining the Young Professional's Division! We are looking for motivated, talented and dedicated individuals to help move safety foward and grow our profession. Your participation within this division will allow you great professional growth, networking with world class leaders and a wealth of resources from NSC. Please join us in saving lives and making our communities and workplaces safer.

    Lydell B. Banks
    Young Professionals Division

  • 2015-2017 Young Professionals Division Leadership Board


    The 2015-17 Young Professionals Division Leadership Board positions are as follows:

    ​Lydell Banks, Chairman
    Andrea Ball, Vice-Chairman
    Kristen Chipman, Secretary

    Shelley Brown, Division Delegate
    Joshua Franklin, Division Delegate
    David Hunyar, Division Delegate

    Nick Brown, Leadership Dev. Chairman
    Vaughn Hayes, Communications Chairman
    Jeff Kozub, Marketing / Events Chairman
    Lev Pobirsky, Members-At-Large
    Peter Sullivan, Members-At-Large
    Adonay (Dave) Varela, Membership Committee Chair​man


        Christy Maes
        NSC Division Program Manager

  • Mission Statement

    Our vision is to establish a diverse group of young safety professionals to represent communities, businesses, governments, and learning institutions to reduce risks, engage employees, measure progress and continuously improve the safety profession through collaboration, innovation and a shared commitment to saving lives.

    Our mission is to provide a platform to empower young safety professional and mobilize their talents and energy toward promoting safety in our communities and workplaces. The Young Professional Division will create opportunities in the areas of leadership, research, education, advocacy and sustainability of the safety profession. The mission will be accomplished through:

    • Establishing programs to support the development of safety leaders for the future
    • Create opportunities for Young Professionals to participate in researching current and emerging safety issues
    • Education of young professionals and our communities on the role of safety in their lives, and organizations
    • Provide a structure and resources to utilize young professional in advocating for advancing safety in their respective organizations and communities
    • Develop skills and experience in networking, sharing of experience, work-life balance and special issues to ensure the future of the safety profession
  • A Note from Our Leadership Board


    Welcome to the NSC Young Professionals Division! This Division is tailored to safety professionals under 45 and those new to the safety profession. We have members spanning all major industries, with experience ranging from months to 20+ years in safety. The Division was built by NSC and the Rising Stars of Safety, recognizing the need for a progressive division tailored to the next generation of safety leaders. What sets us apart from any other division is access to the C-suite, VPs and industry leaders in safety. We have a strong link to the Campbell Institute and its World Class Team through the National Safety Council. These industry leaders are actively engaged in the Division and intend to transfer their knowledge and skills to the next generation. You will find that we focus on networking and development in everything we do.

    We hope you decide to join us in our quest to be the largest, most active and engaged group within the National Safety Council. As part of our Division, you will be part of a team that will lead change at all levels of NSC. I would encourage you to actively engage in this Division and take the time to help build the structure for the future. We are always looking for volunteers to help us lead the change, help with Division logistics and execute on our professional development activities.

    Welcome to our team. We look forward to getting to know you at our Division events.


    Erin Welken

    Young Professionals Division Chair


  • Join the NSC Young Professionals Division

    ​NSC Young Professionals Division is for safety professionals under age 45 working in any industry. Take advantage of exclusive Division member benefits.

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  • Students Can Join NSC Young Professionals

    College students are welcome to join NSC Young Professionals Division. Just let us know what industry you're interested in and someone will contact you.

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  • Young Professionals Division Sponsorship

    Cultivate and mentor the next generation of safety leaders; position yourself as a solution provider and a great place for young leaders to work by involvement through sponsorships.

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