National Safety Council recognizes 2015 Distinguished Service to Safety Award honorees

Individuals honored for their exceptional dedication to safety and health

​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

Michael Cobb

Vice President - Safety & Compliance

Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc.

Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Transportation Division

Mark Johnson

Safety and Health Director

TWU, Local 513

Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Labor Division

Joseph M. Mokrisky


Capitol Motor Carrier Compliance

Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Transportation Division

Michael Wahl

Store Director

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Business & Industry Division

Rich Widdowson

Retired, Past VP Safety & Environment


Recognized for outstanding efforts within the Campbell Institute


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