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Are You a Safety Professional Younger Than 45?

Network with Top Young Safety Professionals Worldwide

​​National Safety Council Young Professionals 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 NSC safety training and courses at Division events
  • Potential leadership in other NSC Divisions, the NSC Board of Delegates, the Campbell Institute and NSC World Class Team
  • Opportunity to help craft and guide future NSC policies and positions

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  • 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 forward 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

YPD 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
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  • Saving Lives Now with Vehicle Automation

    Alex Epstein, NSC senior director of digital strategy and content, presented Saving Lives Now with Vehicle Automation.

    Vehicle safety technology of the future – the kind you might expect to find in fully automated cars that can pilot themselves without human intervention – might still be far in the future, but the development and deployment of these safety technologies can save lives today.

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Miss the 2017 Spring Division Meetings?

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A Writer in Our Midst

Did you know that Josh Franklin, a member of the Young Professionals Division leadership team, is also a writer? He writes and speaks to EHS professionals who "want to change the world," according to his blog bio.

Read Franklin's blog, Connecting EHS.

  • 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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