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Atlanta – Today, the National Safety Council honored six individuals with Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, the highest award given to safety professionals. This year's six recipients were honored at the Opening Session of the NSC Congress & Expo in Atlanta – the largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals in the U.S.
"These award recipients have shown an unwavering dedication to safety throughout their careers," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, National Safety Council president and CEO. "Their efforts have undoubtedly helped make our world safer and inspired the next generation of safety leaders."
This year's honorees were nominated by a National Safety Council occupational safety volunteer group or division. The following individuals were honored:
Julie Ann Carter, MS, CSP, CHST
Director, Environmental Safety & Health
Roy Anderson Corporation
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Construction Division
Vice President - Safety & Compliance
Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc.
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Transportation Division
Safety and Health Director
TWU, Local 513
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Labor Division
Joseph M. Mokrisky
Capitol Motor Carrier Compliance
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Business & Industry Division
Retired, Past VP Safety & Environment
Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Campbell Institute
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