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Are You a Safety Professional Under the Age of 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
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunity to help craft NSC policies and positions
  • Maes

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

    A Note from Our Leadership


    Thank you for your interest in joining the Young Professional's Division! We are always looking for additional safety professionals who are motivated, talented and dedicated individuals. Join us to help move safety forward in your workplace, your community, your roadways, your state, and your country. Your participation within this division will allow for great professional growth, networking with world class leaders and a wealth of resources from NSC. Please join us as we work with the National Safety Council to “End preventable deaths in our life time”!

    Kristen Chipman
    Young Professionals Division Chair

    2017-2019 Young Professionals Division Leadership Board



    The 2017-19 Young Professionals Division Leadership Board members are:

    Kristen Chipman, Cianbro Construction, Chairman
    Vaughn Hayes, Team Drive-Away, Vice-Chairman
    Chris Osterhout, Crowley, Secretary
    Mary Wheeler, John Deere Ottumwa Works, Communication Chair

    Shelley Brown, AECom, Division Delegate
    David Hunyar, Division Delegate

    Troy Ferguson, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., Leadership Development Chair
    Jeff Kozub, Dow Chemical, Membership Chair
    Lev Pobirsky, Pepsi National Brands, Marketing/Events Chair
    Ricky Sanders, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Strategic Planning Chair
    Peter Sullivan, Accenture Consulting, Member-at-Large
    J.D. "Jimmy" Horst, AUSP Thomson, Member-at-Large
    Lydell Banks, First Group, Immediate Past Chairman

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
  • Creating 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
  • Providing a structure and resources to utilize young professional in advocating for advancing safety in their respective organizations and communities
  • Developing 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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