NSC Recognizes 2016 Distinguished Service to Safety Award Honorees

NSC Recognizes 2016 Distinguished Service to Safety Award Honorees

Individuals honored for their exceptional dedication to safety and health.

​Anaheim – The National Safety Council honored seven individuals with Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, the highest award the Council presents to safety professionals. This year's seven recipients were honored at the opening session of the NSC Congress & Expo in Anaheim – the largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals in the United States.

"This year's winners have raised the bar for everyone working in safety today," said NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. "They continue to inspire their peers, and their work has undoubtedly made our world safer."

Honorees were nominated by an NSC occupational safety volunteer group or division. The following individuals were honored:

DSSA WinnerEmployerTitle
Drew Ellesmere-JonesDJ Management Solutions LLC President
Charles C. Herrier NRENR, CEM Eastern Oklahoma VA Healthcare SystemOccupational Safety & Health Manager
Melissa WandallNational Coalition for Safer RoadsPresident of the National Coalition for Safer Roads, Founder & President of The Mark Wandall Foundation
Daniel J. Hartwig, CSP, CIHGeneral Health & Safety Services Corp.President
Fred W. BonewellCPS EnergyVice President Enterprise & Public Safety
Rick IrwinAlliant Energy/IBEW Local 965Safety Blue Hat
Michael F. Henderek (retired)ExxonMobil Corporation Safety Programs Manager


About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council 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 in areas where we can make the most impact – 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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