NSC Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Service to Safety Awards

NSC Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Service to Safety Awards

Recipients are dedicated to saving lives at work, at home and everywhere in between.


Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, presented annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the safety movement and have inspired action in others. Winners will have a model for continuous improvement while also demonstrating the effectiveness of their actions and the impact they have had on others. 

"Some people go beyond the ordinary and make the world safer through their vision, passion and commitment," said NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. "When it comes to safety professionals, the Distinguished Service to Safety Award nominees represent the best of us. They are the people that inspire us, challenge the status quo and are the catalysts who move us toward zero preventable injuries and deaths."

Winners will have:

  • Sustained their impact on the safety movement on a local, national or international level
  • Provided exceptional service that has resulted in more effective or increased levels of injury and/or illness prevention, or assisted in furthering those goals
  • Contributed to the NSC mission
  • Evaluated their contribution for efficacy and impact

Visit nsc.org/2016dssa to nominate or learn more. Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2016. Winners will be formally recognized during the Opening Ceremony of the NSC Congress & Expo in October in Anaheim.


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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