The Distinguished Service to Safety Award was first presented in 1942 to recognize individuals and companies who significantly supported the U.S. workers during World War II by reducing occupational injuries. The award was restructed into four levels in 1951, and then reinstated in April 1954 as the highest Council award to individuals. The Distinguished Service to Safety Award is presented annually at the Opening Session of NSC's Congress & Expo.
The Distinguished Service to Safety Award is the highest honor bestowed on an individual safety professional by NSC. The DSSA recognizes exemplary efforts and successes in improving safety and health at work, on the road, and in the home and community. Recipients are nominated and selected for their sustained impact on the safety movement on a national scope. The 2013 guidelines offer a more extensive outline of the criterion used during the nomination process. Only Division members and the NSC board or executive staff are eligible to nominate safety professionals for this award.
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Achieving safety excellence is an ongoing process that requires commitment from your entire organization. Occupational awards let your organization embrace the Journey to Safety Excellence philosophy by providing measurable, highly visible national recognition for individuals and teams who reach important safety goals.
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