National Safety Council Accepting Nominations for Green Cross for Safety Awards

Recipients have advanced safety at work, in homes and communities or in transportation

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its prestigious Green Cross for Safety awards, presented to individuals and organizations that have advanced safety at work, in homes and communities or in transportation. Winners will have demonstrated continuous improvement, the effectiveness of their actions, the value of their initiative and the impact it has had on others. 

"We lose someone every four minutes because of a preventable injury," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "Eliminating these deaths in our lifetime requires dedication from individuals, organizations and groups. The Green Cross for Safety nominees will have a proven success record and a passion for reaching zero deaths."

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Safety Excellence - Recognizing a corporation, coalition or organization that created a life-saving and injury-preventing safety solution. Results must demonstrate benefit to the greater good.
  • Safety Innovation – Recognizing an individual, corporation, coalition or organization that has achieved evidence-based success by taking an innovative approach to solving a safety challenge.
  • Safety Advocate – Recognizing an individual who has made a significant personal impact on a safety issue to raise awareness and prevent further injuries and deaths.

Visit greencross.nsc.org to nominate or learn more. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 2, 2016. Finalists will be selected in March, and winners will be announced at a gala on May 25, 2017, in San Diego.  

About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public on the leading causes of unintentional death, with a focus on distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.

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