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Rising Stars of Safety
NSC Rising Stars of Safety

NSC Rising Stars of Safety

The NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont showcases up-and-coming safety professionals younger than 40, who have a track record of demonstrating leadership, innovation and involvement in their organization’s safety culture, while promoting continuous safety improvement in the workplace.

Honorees will receive recognition at the NSC Congress & Expo, in Safety+Health magazine, on and more throughout the year.

The 2014 nominations are closed, and winners will be notified in July.

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Nomination Criteria

Nominees for the Rising Stars of Safety must meet the following criteria:

  • Younger than 40 years old
  • 5+ years direct safety experience and some level of safety oversight
  • Demonstrated safety leadership, with practical examples of:
    • Leadership attributes that set the nominee apart from his or her peers
    • Initiating and/or leading a successful safety initiative with measurable results
    • Engaging peers and transforming the safety culture of the organization
    • Valuing safety as a critical part of business operations
  • The response to each criteria question must be 150 words or less
  • Nominee resume and headshot photo (300 dpi or greater) must be submitted with the form for consideration
  • Nominations must come from an individual other than the safety professional being considered
  • Only one honoree will be chosen per company
  • International nominations are accepted and encouraged

Selections will be made through a blind evaluation of the entire nominee pool. The official NSC Rising Stars of Safety selection committee will evaluate nominees without company or individual names visible.

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Read about the 2013 honorees in Safety+Health magazine.

The National Safety Council salutes the 2013 up-and-coming professionals who are making a difference in safety. The NSC Rising Stars of Safety program was created to engage the safety leaders of tomorrow, as their insights and experience will be crucial to advancing the future of safety. This program recognizes tomorrow’s leaders for their commitment to safety, influence on safety culture and creation of safety initiatives producing measureable outcomes.

Read the full S+H article including an introduction by NSC President & CEO, Janet Froetscher and bios of all 40 honorees.

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